Ischia assembles stellar guest list

Sting, Slater, Bassett, Graham, Dillon join fest

The Ischia Global Film & Music Fest has recruited a robust lineup of international talent and industry heavyweights for the informal extravaganza on the Italo isle.

Sting, Christian Slater, Angela Bassett, Heather Graham, Matt Dillon and Italian stars Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Martina Stella and Franco Nero are among expected guests on Ischia, the southern Italian sea resort which is known for natural thermal spas.

Sting, who will be attending with his wife, film producer Trudie Styler, will be feted with Ischia’s Legend Award.

“Ischia is a mix of business and holiday,” said Nu Image topper Avi Lerner at a presser on the Croisette. Lerner will be there as part of the fest’s Global Production Summit. “It’s a great place to meet producers, directors, actors and develop projects for your next movie in a relaxed setting.”

Other Ischia-bound execs include Atmosphere Entertainment CEO Mark Canton, who chair’s the fest’s board, “Inglourious Basterds” producer Lawrence Bender, Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley, Serenade Films topper Mike Nozik, NBC Entertainment topper Ben Silverman and Italian producers Aurelio De Laurentiis, Nicola Giuliano and Fulvio Lucisano.

As for movies, the seventh edition of the unique event headed by Pascal Vicedomini, who also runs sister fest Capri Hollywood, will comprise the Italo launches of “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “Notorious” and Dito Montiel’s “Fighting.” Fest runs July 12-19.

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