Alessandro Ippolito

Director, Writer, Producer,Professional training

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Alessandro Ippolito

Director, Writer, TV 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, Italian Swiss Radio Television, as an author, screenwriter and director. After an extensive training completed at New York, studying the productions of “One Life to Live” and “Search for Tomorrow”, he wrote, directed and produced the first Italian soap opera (“L’altalena”) for Mondadori. He has worked with RAI1, RAI2, RAI3, Canale 5, Italia1, Rete4, RTSI and Odeon TV. After Nanni Loi he was the first in Italy to bring candid camera to television (“W le donne”). He wrote and directed the first cabaret on the road (“HelpTuttoperdenaro” 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”, a program from which “La sai l’ultima?” 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”). He is 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 he has directed a company of international television productions. 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” e “La grande sorella”). 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 RAI1 (“Terapia d’urgenza”, 18 episodes of 90’ each). He has created numerous working groups and shaped several great Italian professionals.
Alessandro Ippolito currently 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 now enthusiastically devotes him self to e-learning which he considers the excellent future of education ( These days he opened a channel on youtube dedicated to filmmakers (FilmMaker Channel)

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