Parascandolo new RAI Trade president


ROME -- Longtime journalist Renato Parascandolo, the former head of RAI Educational, was named the new president of RAI Trade, the Italian state broadcaster's film promotion body, the company said Friday.

RAI's strategic marketing director, Carlo Nardello, was named RAI Trade's new general manager and Alba Calia was named vice president, part of a process that resulted in new leadership across the state-run broadcasting giant.

RAI Corp., the broadcaster's administrative arm, will be headed by Fabrizio Maffei, a journalist and longtime RAI official.

In June, Caterina d'Amico, former president of the national film school, was named the new president of RAI Cinema. D'Amico will take her post Wednesday.