Mancini appointed head of Italy's ANICA

Currently director general of Cinecitta Studios

ROME -- Lamberto Mancini, the director general of Italy's famed Cinecitta Studios, has been selected to hold the same position at ANICA, the Italian cinema and audiovisual association, the organization announced Wednesday.

Mancini -- who started working at Cinecitta Studios ten years ago, soon after it was privatized -- replaces Paolo Ferrari, the director of Warner Bros.-Italia.