Raffaella Leone
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Leone Film Group


Co-Owner / CEO

Leone is returning to her roots with a documentary about her late father, the legendary spaghetti-western director Sergio Leone (“A Fistful of Dollars”), which she is producing with Pulse Films and Indiana Production. She began her career working in the costume department of her father’s 1984 film “Once Upon a Time in America,” and today she runs Leone Film Group (founded by her father in 1989) with her brother Andrea Leone. The company is a major distributor on the Italian market, handling the local release of titles including “Knives Out” and “1917.” Now, the company is growing its production side with Gabriele Muccino’s decades-spanning friendship drama “The Best Years” (2020) and Paolo Genovese’s upcoming English-language feature “The First Day of My Life.”



Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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International Exec You Should Know: Leone Film Group's Raffaella Leone

International Exec You Should Know: Leone Film Group's Raffaella Leone

In January, when Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” launched in Italy at a special venue at Rome’s Cinecitta Studios equipped with a 70mm projector, Raffaella Leone had reason to be particularly proud.Leone Film Group, the company founded in 1989 by spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone and now run by his children, Raffaella and Andrea, is the Italian co-distributor of the film, shot in Ultra Panavision. “It has a special meaning for us,” she says. “It takes us back to our...


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