Della Casa to lead RomaFictionFest


ROME -- Former Turin Film Festival director Steve della Casa will be the artistic director of the RomaFictionFest, the television festival launched in the Italian capital last year.

The July 7-12 event was the second major festival established in Rome in less than a year, following the 2006 launch of the RomaCinemaFest, the city's big film event.

Della Casa, a native of Turin, replaces Felice Laudadio, a former director of the Venice Film Festival and the Taormina Film Festival. Laudadio was instrumental in launching the event last year, but the local media has reported he clashed with staff of the event.