About Summerside International
Summer is the warmest season of the year.
A colorful time enriching our lives with positive energy. Our identity is inspired by the colors of the summer, the positive mood of that season, the breeze of the sea, the beauty of summer sunsets, and the bright spirit of our stories.
Summerside International is a fast growing sales reality, launched at European Film Market in 2016, acting as intermediary agent for producers and offering a persistently renewed and always pioneering slate of quality feature films from all over the world: art-house, director-driven, commercial, genre, features, documentaries, regularly selected at both European and worldwide festivals representing projects in all stages, broadening the definition of distribution, focusing on bringing high quality filmed entertainment to the worldwide marketplace.
With a small team of top executives and experienced managers, thanks to a knowledge of the movie business and a recognizable and strong brand and identity, SUMMERSIDE INTERNATIONAL facilitate the packaging, promotion and worldwide distribution of high quality contents.
Summerside International is proud member of Europa International and UNEFA.
Francesca Manno has been involved in production, financing, distribution, international sales and acquisitions of more than 300 films, servicing as Vice President of a prominent film company in Italy for over 10 years. She produced several films, domestically and internationally, and she has an extensive knowledge of film business, art and entertainment industry all over the world. Francesca is an experienced IP and media lawyer operating in the business since the beginning of her career. Graduated in Law at University of Bologna, admitted at the Italian attorneys’ bar, she improved her management and financial skills attending a one year, full time, MA Master of Arts (Master in Film and Art Management) at La Sapienza University. Besides her involvement in the film business, she is member of the Board of an Italian Academy of Fine Arts since 2015.
Nicola Tassoni has been involved in the media and entertainment business, as legal advisor and consultant, for the past 10 years. Besides being a high recognized lawyer in the field of public, administrative and energy law, he is a real cinephile, with an extensive knowledge of films, directors, talents, and he has an amazing taste for author’s and arthouse features. He is co founder and buyer for SUMMERSIDE INTERNATIONAL.