Michele Furfari

Michele Furfari

TV writer, Researcher

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a TV writer originally from Italy, part of the Writer's Guild Italy (WGI) and the European think-thank for Virtual Reality, the VR/XR Creator's Lab (Bayerisches Filmzentrum / Creative Europe).

I've worked for both networks (Mediaset/ RTI) and production companies (Toro Media, Zero Stories and Lux Vide, among the others). In early 2018 I was awarded a full scholarship for an MBA in Creative Producing from the 24 Ore Business School (Rome) and in 2019 I was selected for RAI Fiction talent scheme for screenwriters and creative producers.

I'm partner of Kyklos Entertainment, a company based in Rome founded by Luigi Forlai (previously creative producer on the Endemol Italy series “Tuscan Passion) that develops scripted and non-scripted formats for the international market.

I’m also a founder of the writing collective "Three-O”, a trio consisting of Cecilia Marotta (contributor for Vogue Italy, Vice and The Huffington Post) and Simone Salvi (VFX Artist and game designer).

I’ve published a book of visual poetry (“Concrete Lake”, Lago 2019) and taught a course on the adaptation of IPs on the Italian TV market at 24 Ore Business School.

Work History

Researcher and Script Editor - Mediaset R.T.I./ International Coproductions Department

Jan 2016 - Present

Acritical (Drama, with Marco Riggio) - Spec

May 2019 - Aug 2019

TV Writer / Paws for Love! (Dating, with Luigi Forlai) - Spec

Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

TV Writer / Kinky Chef (Dating, with Luigi Forlai) - Kyklos Entertainment

Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

TV Writer / The Hunt (Game show, with Luigi Forlai) - Kyklos Entertainment

Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

TV Writer / Ludwig (Docu-series, with Alessandro Giordano) - Fremantle / Wavy

Jan 2019 - Apr 2019

Screenwriter / Corvialley (Drama, with Fabio di Ranno and Valeria Giasi) - Spec

Jan 2019 - Apr 2019

Story editor / At the Aga Khan's Court (Docu-series, by Lisa Camillo) - Balentes Film

Jan 2019 - Mar 2019

TV Writer / Hype! (Docu-series, with A. Giordano) - Spec

Dec 2018 - Feb 2019

TV Writer / Don't Come Knocking (Dating show, with Luigi Forlai) - Kyklos Entertainment

Oct 2018 - Dec 2018

TV Writer / Med Adventures (Adventure show, with Luigi Forlai) - Kyklos Entertainment

Oct 2018 - Dec 2018

Development editor / Non-scripted - Kyklos Entertainment

Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

TV Writer / Klinz: Never trust a Bastard (Reality, with Luca Rea, Cecilia Marotta and Simone Salvi) - Spec

Dec 2017 - Aug 2018

Screenwriter / Type-O Negative (Drama, with Gregorio Scorsetti) - Spec

Dec 2017 - Aug 2018

Translator, Adapter / Home (Animated Series) - 3cycle

May 2018 - Jul 2018

Translator, Adapter / Henry Danger (Animated Series) - 3cycle

May 2018 - Jul 2018

Screenwriter / Sorry, it's over! (Drama, with Michela Straniero) - Spec

Dec 2017 - Mar 2018

TV Writer / SuperHero Lovers (Dating show, with Cecilia Marotta and Simone Salvi) - VIMNI – Viacom International Media Networks Italia

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Script editor / Rules of Destiny (By Luigi Forlai) - Kyklos Entertainment

Aug 2017 - Nov 2017

Screenwriter / The Extraordinary adventures of Jules Verne - Lux Vide/ Rai Fiction

May 2017 - Oct 2017

Script editor / Nuraghes s'Arena (by Mauro Aragoni) - VIMNI – Viacom International Media Networks Italia

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Script editor / Mussafirina - Toro Media (Sony Pictures TV)

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017

Script editor / I Baritono (by Claudio Gregori) - Toro Media (Sony Pictures TV)

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017

Screenwriter / Camera Cafè Season 5 - Zero Stories/ Rai Fiction

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Ass. Camera Operator (RED Epic) - Scrix Srl, Via Bergonzoli 2 20127, Milano

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Data Manager (Alexa XT) - Movie Magic International Via Bramante 29 20154, Milano

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014

Data Manager (Blackmagic Cinema Camera) - Black Mamba, Via Francesco Melzi d'Eril, 40 20154 Milano

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Film-maker - Università degli Studi di Milano Via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milano

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014

Camera Operator (AG-HPX370) - 3zero2, Via Ingegnoli, 32, Cologno Monzese MI

Feb 2014 - Mar 2014

Film-maker - ADV 2.0 Communication Tartu Mnt 10-2 1045 Tallin

Dec 2013 - Dec 2013

VTR Technician - Movie Magic International Srl Via Bramante 29 20154, Milano

Nov 2013 - Nov 2013

VTR Technician - Filmgood, Via Conca del Naviglio, 18 20123, Milano

Oct 2013 - Oct 2013

Film-maker - Provincia di Gorizia – Assessorato alle politiche Giovanili (Youth and Education department of the Province of Gorizia) Via Diaz, 5 34170 Gorizia, ITALY

Apr 2013 - May 2013

Film-maker - Just One Piece Srl Viale Vittorio Veneto, 6 20124 Milano, Italy

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Film-maker - La Fabbrica – Etichetta Indipendente Via Arno, 4 40139 Bologna, Italy

Sep 2012 - Apr 2013

Director - The Opinions Post, Kubova 535/2 186 00 Praha – Praha 8 Czech Republic

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013

Film-maker - MuKoncept Krymská 29 10100 Praha 10, Czech Republic

Nov 2012 - Dec 2012

Video Reporter - MITO Settembre Musica, Via Dogana 2 20123 Milano, Italy

Sep 2012 - Sep 2012

Editor - McDIVA Produzioni Video e Multimedia Via Cadamosto 8, 20124 Milano, Italy

Jul 2012 - Jun 2012

Film-maker - Punk Film, s.r.o. V Jircharich 8 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

Mar 2011 - Apr 2012

Education

Screenwriting for Television - Master's Degree in Screenwriting for Television - Admitted after a national selection - Rai Fiction /School of Journalism and Broadcasting (SGRT)

May 2019 - Oct 2019

Creative Producing / Media Management - Master's Degree in Film and Audiovisual Management - Merit based scholarship - 24 Ore Business School, Rome

Nov 2017 - May 2018

Director's Series - Short Course - National Film and TV School, Beaconsfield, UK

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014

Developing and Pitching Drama - Short Course - National Film and TV School, Beaconsfield, UK

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Studio portrait and Studio lighting certificate - Higher-level technical education and training - CFP Bauer Via Soderini 24, 20124, Milano, ITALY

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

Film and Performing Arts - Bachelor's Degree in disciplines of Art, Music and performing arts - Università degli Studi di Udine, Via delle Scienze 206, 33100 Udine, Italy

Oct 2008 - Nov 2011

16mm Film Production Certificate (Excellent) - University extra-curricular classes - New York University – Tisch School of the Arts 721 Broadway New York, NY, 10003

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Producing for Film - Scuola di Alta Formazione (Higher-level technical education and training) - Scuola Civica di Cinema, Televisione e Nuovi Media, Via P. Colletta, 51 20137 Milano, ITALY

Nov 2007 - Jan 2009

Scuola Media Superiore (Secondary Education) - Maturità Classica (90/100) - Liceo Classico Statale “G. Parini” Via Goito 4, 20121 Milano Italia

Sep 2002 - Jul 2007

Student Exchange Program - Certificate of accomplishment - Rampart High school 8250 Lexington Drive, Colorado Springs, CO United States of America

Aug 2005 - Jul 2006

Skills

  • Drama
  • Research and Development
  • Research Skills
  • Screenwriting
  • Script and Story Development
  • TV Production

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