Paolo Ferrari honored in Italy

ANICA president awarded Order of Merit for Labor

ROME -- Paolo Ferrari, president of the cinema and audiovisual association ANICA, has been nominated by Italian president Giorgio Napolitano for the Order of Merit for Labor, one of the country's highest nonmilitary honors.

The rough equivalent to being knighted, the 108-year-old honor is given for achievement in commerce or industry.

In addition to heading ANICA, Ferrari is the director of Warner Bros.-Italy, and has worked in the past with MGM and Columbia Pictures.