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Annamaria Lodato

Annamaria Lodato


Television, Production


Decision Maker 2019
Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2015
Decision Maker 2014
Decision Maker 2013
Decision Maker 2012


Born in Rome, Annamaria Lodato studied Literature, Film and Politics in Paris.She began her career as a script reader for Canal Plus, France 2 and Ellipse. She joined ARTE France in 1992 and, for six years, worked on the development of ARTE’s Relations with broadcasters from Eastern and Central Europe.

In 1998 she spent a year at RAI, the Italian Public Broadcaster, working on the agreement between ARTE and RAI. She returned to ARTE in 1999 and went on to become Head of Communications and Public Relations for the International Relations Department.

In this position, she launched the ARTE International Prize, a film development grant, which is now awarded at the co-production forums of 13 major international festivals. She is responsible for ARTE’s Special Events throughout the world. She also supervises ARTE’s participation in DocMed, a training programme designed for emerging Arab producers.