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Attempts to ban Berlusconi doc creates interest

TV networks RAI and Mediaset, owned by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, have refused to screen a trailer for Venice Film Festival doc Videocracy, which is critical of Berlusconi. The move has only heightened interest in the Erik Gandini documentary and requests by Italian theaters to screen the doc have doubled.
September 3, 2009

TV networks RAI and Mediaset, owned by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, have refused to screen a trailer for Venice Film Festival doc Videocracy, which is critical of Berlusconi. The move has only heightened interest in the Erik Gandini documentary and requests by Italian theaters to screen the doc have doubled.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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