Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Dario Item has teamed up with renowned Italian producer Andrea Iervolino to promote television production and film investment opportunities in Antigua and Barbuda
Iervolino, whose Iervolino and Lady Bacardi Entertainment (ILBE) company produces feature films including Bobby Moresco’s upcoming “Lamborghini,” is also the founder of innovative digital entertainment platform TaTaTu, a social media platform that uses a form of rewards points called TTU Coins.
According to an ILBE, Iervolino has been given the mandate to help foster strategic entertainment partnerships between Antigua and Barbuda and Europe and North America.
He said that he was honored to be tasked with building vulnerable, long-lasting culture and business bridges between the West Indies, Europe, and North America,” Iervolino said in the statement.
“I see tremendous opportunity and envision entertainment and tech industries being key drivers in cross-border collaborations that can galvanize and provide mutual returns very quickly. The West Indies, and in particular Antigua and Barbuda, have long been overlooked despite being well positioned for growth. We will bring opportunities swiftly and the global markets will take notice,” he said,
Meanwhile, Item, who is also the country’s Ambassador to the World Tourism Organization in the United Nations (UNWTO) believes Iervolino is the best fit for the job.
“Nobody is better equipped than Andrea to open the doors of Antigua and Barbuda to North American and European businesses in these key growth sectors,” Item said.
Iervolino’s company recently finalized a deal with US-based Samuel Goldwyn Films for a feature dubbed Tell It Like a Woman.”.
Iervolino is quite popular with the stars as well. His hot romance with Serena Gomez has caused quite a stir in the US media. He has also been seen with Sophia Vergara. Let’s say he’s quite popular with the girls. And the men too. Iervolino has also worked with Pirates of the Caribbean Johnny Depp and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Mike Tyson.
Previously his company produced the animated film and adventure series “Arctic Dogs,” “Puffins” and “Waiting For The Barbarians.”
Films shot in Antigua and Barbuda include Antigua’s first feature film, “The Sweetest Mango,” (2001) directed by Howard Allen, and the 2010 drama “Working Girl” by Nigel Trellis.