Debbie Brenner,the New York-based marketing and competitive strategy consultant, has beenhired to boost the profile of Italy's legendary Cinecitta Studios amongUS film-makers.

Brenner's job will be to attract the attention ofcommercial directors and photographers to the studio's film and TVfacilities, which include 22 stages and the largest sound stage in Europe.

Making theannouncement, Carole Andre-Smith, Cinecitta Studios' chief internationalmarketing advisor, said in a statement: 'We've made great strides inintroducing Cinecitta Studios to Hollywood film-makers, through the dedicatedwork of our promotional team in the United States.

'Expectationsare very high that Debbie Brenner will introduce many more avenues for creativeexpansion which were previously unavailable to us.'

In its 65-yearhistory Cinecitta has hosted more than 3,000 productions and spawned suchclassics as Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, William Wyler's Ben-Hur and Joseph Mankiewicz's TheBarefoot Contessa.

Recent productionsinclude Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York and upcoming releases of Brian Helgeland'sThe Sin Eater (aka TheOrder) and Paul Schrader'sExorcist: The Beginning.