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Leonardo Staglianò

Leonardo Staglianò




Decision Maker 2018
Decision Maker 2016
Decision Maker 2015
FrameWork Trainer 2015
Decision Maker 2014
FrameWork Participant 2009


Leonardo Staglianò is a writer, screenwriter and playwright. He holds an MA in Philosophy (Università di Firenze), an MA in Techniques of Narration (Scuola Holden, Turin) and an MFA in Dramatic Writing (Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, New York). His short stories have been published in various literary magazines, including the Italian edition of Granta, and his play "Cashmere, WA" won the Diego Fabbri Prize. He wrote the feature film "Yuri Esposito", which won the 1st Biennale College Cinema prize and debuted at the 70th Venice Film Festival. Among the film companies, organizations and institutions he collaborated with are Nisi Masa, Le Groupe Ouest, Doha Film Institute. Currently, he is the Program Coordinator of the Storytelling College at Scuola Holden.

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Born in Turin in 1994, Scuola Holden is a Storytelling School. Its name comes from Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger’s 'The Catcher in the Rye'. The school lasts two years; currently, 170 students per year are enrolled. The courses are in Italian and in English and the students must be aged between 18 and 30. There are seven main subjects which are taught at Scuola Holden: company portraying and projecting, cinema, digital storytelling, journalism, serial storytelling, television, and writing.