Legal Consultant (Italy)
After graduating in law at LUISS (Rome) in 1999, Donatella successfully attended, in 2000, theEMAM – European Master in Audiovisual Management. In 2001 she spent 6 months in Germany (Hamburg) practicing as trainee lawyer at UNVERZAGT – VON HAVE law firm, one of the most reputed German firm specializing in entertainment law. There she got acquainted with European systems of film financing and tax incentives.
In 2002 she started working as lawyer in Milan (DAFARRA & PARTNERS law firm) in the field of intellectual property, competition and entertainment law. From 2003 until 2007 she was legal counsel for Lux Vide SpA, one of the most renown and robust production companies active in the field of TV productions in Italy and in 2004 started-up the German branch of LUX VIDE running it as general manager for more than 2 years. During this time she created a network of partners in Germany for international co-productions and specialized further in the film financing systems at an international level.
From 2008 she is associate lawyer at MICCICHE’ – PATRIARCA law firm, where she assists producers, distributors, sales agents and talent at all stages of film production.
Donatella speaks English, Spanish and German fluently and she has a good knowledge of the Portuguese language. Aside from cinema, Donatella is fond of travelling, jazz music and yoga.