Alessandro Ippolito

Director, Writer, Producer

Alessandro Ippolito, director and television producer, is enrolled in SIAE as an author and Italy's Order of Journalists as a publicist. He started as a literary journalist working for the cultural department of RTSI, Radio and Television of the Italian Swiss, as an author, screenwriter and director. After an extensive training completed in New York, at "ABC, CBS, NBC", studying soap operas productions in the studios of "One Life to Live" and "Search for Tomorrow", he has worked with RAI1, RAI2, RAI3, Canale 5, Italia1, Rete4, RTSI, Odeon TV.

Ippolito wrote, directed and produced the first Italian soap opera ("L'altalena", 1983) for Mondadori. After Nanni Loi he was the first in Italy to bring candid camera to television ("W le donne", 1984). He wrote and directed the first cabaret on the road ("Help – Tuttoperdenaro" with the Gatti of Vicolo Miracoli). He was the author of a successful program on Italian language for RAI1 ("Parola mia"). For two years he was the writer, director and conductor of the external link-ups of Mike Bongiorno on Canale 5 ("Telemike"). He created, wrote, directed and conducted "("Barzellette",1990) a program from which "(La sai l'ultima?, 1992) was created. He created, wrote and conducted the first Italian "narrated" news program ("Fatti di cronaca vera"). He adapted, wrote, directed and conducted the first Italian reality show ("Stranamore").

Alessandro Ippolito is considered a master of candid camera ("Scherzi a parte", "La stangata", "La strana coppia", and "Italiani in vacanza"). With "Telecamere a richiesta" he was the first to propose a prime time live candid camera show that brought great success.

He was the first to create a docu-show ("Pianto tutto e me ne vado"") of which he was the writer, director, producer and host. He was the writer, director and host of a very complex and big show that shot around the world ("Italiani nel mondo").

In recent years, Ippolito has directed a company of international television productions (Videomedia, Madrid, 2002-2010). Passionate and also experienced with the Internet since '95, he created the first project of the Mediaset portal (Mediasetonline), and as a writer, director and producer he developed the first two Italian web fictions for Excite ("Girls" and "La grande sorella", 2000).

As a producer he ran a RAI TV fiction in Milan of the longest running and most complex medical television series ever produced in Italy ("Terapia d'urgenza", 18 episodes of 90' each). He has created numerous working groups and shaped several great Italian professionals.

Currently, Alessandro Ippolito continues to work as a writer and director, but devotes most of his time to teaching. He founded and managed for three years a school of practical television in Milan ("professione.TV"), placing his students in direct contact with the biggest names in Italian television.

He has produced and directed 15 live streaming episodes for IED ("Broadband"). He produced a reality show for young people (""-18") And he is dealing with the production of thematic channels with 18.000 followers youtube/filmmakerchannel.

Today, enthusiastically, Alessandro Ippolito devotes himself to e-learning ( which he considers the excellent future of education.

Watch Ippolito's four online courses for beginners (followed interactively until 2021 by more than 7,000 students): Become Professional FilmMaker, Course of Video Direction and Shooting, Corso di Regia e Riprese Video", Corso di Sceneggiatura"; Corso di Produzione Cinematografica", or his book Per soldi e per TV" dedicated to filmmakers.

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