Raffaella Leone
Courtesy of Leone Film Group
Italy
2021

Leone Film Group

Raffaella
Leone

Co-Owner / CEO

The daughter of the late legendary Italian spaghetti western director Sergio Leone, Leone scored a major coupe for her Leone Film Group in July 2021 when it signed a co-production pact with ViacomCBS International Studios calling for it to make Italian-language content for the global market in both scripted and unscripted formats. Earlier in the year, the company — which she runs with her brother Andrea — closed a deal with ErosSTX International to distribute its films in Italy, including Guy Ritchie’s “Operation Fortune,” starring Jason Statham, and Martin Campbell’s “Memory,” starring Liam Neeson. Leone Film Group was the Italian distributor of such hits as “Knives Out,” “1917” and “La La Land.”

Career

  • TRAFFIC
  • PERFECT STRANGERS
  • IMMATURI: LA SERIE

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 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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