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Ischia festival welcomes stars

Sting, Bocelli stage impromptu performances

Hollywood and Italo stars disembarked by the boatload at the 7th annual Ischia Film & Music Global Fest on the Southern Italo isle.

Sting, Andrea Bocelli and Italo bluesman Zucchero kicked things off July 12 with impromptu perfs as they received their prizes from fest topper Pascal Vicedomini, amid a cheering aud which included Paul Haggis, Steven Zaillian, Dario Argento and Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Ryan Kavanaugh was feted with Ischia’s first company-of-the year nod for his Relativity Media, which world-preemed its thriller “A Perfect Getaway” in the sunny resort known for thermal baths and Mediterranean beaches. Relativity’s prexy of production Tucker Tooley was also honored with the executive of the year kudo.

Others talking shop and basking in the Ischia sun were producer Mark Canton, helmer Marc Forster, Rosario Dawson, Angela Bassett, Jacqueline Bisset and Universal Pictures Italia topper Richard Borg.

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