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My Miami: Andrea Iervolino

Andrea Iervolino is living proof that the American Dream still exists. The Italian-Canadian film producer started to work in the film industry at the age of 16 in Italy. Now, at 28 years old, he has already made over 40 films. Since he started the production company, Ambi Pictures, with Italian power woman Lady Monika Bacardi, Iervolino made a great impact on the Hollywood market. In 2014, Ambi Pictures produced 14 films – each with top actors. From The Humbling with Al Pacino to All Roads Lead to Rome with Sarah Jessica Parker. Right now, James Franco’s directorial debut In Dubious Battle (also starring Franco) is the hot project of the moment. The handsome mastermind, Iervolino, enjoys his time on set while staying on top of business; developing new projects in Ambi Picture’s offices worldwide. We were delighted to learn that he wholeheartedly enjoys a special relationship with Miami – both on the business and leisure front. And, we couldn’t wait to learn about all the details!

In Miami, you can catch me…

At some fantastic restaurants, like Casa Tua, and even at The Cheesecake Factory, having one of their delicious cheesecakes!

The biggest misconception about Miami is…
That Miami is only a touristic and party town. Miami is also an amazing multiethnic city, where the people work very hard, especially the Latin population who arrived here to follow the American Dream. There are very interesting neighborhoods for that matter, like Little Havana. I enjoy the wonderful cultural exchange and the integration that this city has mastered.

The last restaurant I enjoyed in Miami was…
Casa Tua, one of my absolute favorites. When I go there for dinner, I usually order the Burrata with organic tomatoes and Basil, and the Taylor Bay Scallops with Ligurian Extra Virgin Olive Oil…It’s really special!

What surprised me most about Miami was…
The real surprise was when I discovered that Miami has the largest and richest Italian community in the United States. In fact, there’s also one of the biggest Italian Consulates. Already, for this reason when I come here, I feel at home.

Aside from the weather, the best reason to return to Miami is…
Because it is the best place to work, relax, and enjoy yourself all at once. Business easily meets pleasure here, which is much appreciated by any business traveller.

The first time I became really curious about Miami was…
I have been working on film sets since the age of 16, so of course Scarface really grabbed my attention. The screenwriter Oliver Stone, the director Brian De Palma and the lead actor Al Pacino, make the perfect triangle. And Miami, makes the perfect location! Now, I work in Miami quite often and I’m the co-producer of Al Pacino’s latest film (The Humbling by Barry Levinson)… I can really say that sometimes dreams do come true!

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