Relativity Media to be feted at Ischia Fest
Global Entertainment Company of the Year AwardRyan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media will be the first-ever recipient of the Ischia Global Fest's Global Entertainment Company of the Year Award, and Tucker Tooley, Relativity president of production, will receive the fest's Executive of the Year Award at ceremonies that will take place on the Isle of Ischia on Friday July 17.
That same evening the fest will screen Relativity's thriller "A Perfect Getaway," starring Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Chris Hemsworth, Marley Shelton and Steve Zahn and directed by David Twohy.
Pascal Vicedomini, director of the 7th annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, said that Relativity was selected because of the impact that the company has made on the world's entertainment community, saying, "In a few short years, Ryan and Relativity have not only broken new ground by changing the landscape of studio slate film financing in Hollywood, but they also have acquired Rogue Pictures from Universal and have developed and produced their own slate of outstanding independent films under the leadership of Tucker and his team."
The fest is co-produced by the Ischia International Arts Academy and the Naples (Italy) Board of Tourism with the support of the European Union, the Campania Region Board of Tourism and Cultural Assets and the D.G. Cinema -- Italian Ministry of Culture.