Ricardo Tozzi has been unanimously re-named head of the producers section within Anica, the organization representing Italy's cinema and audiovisual industry.

This will be the third time that the prominent Italian film producer has held the role.

Accepting the post Tozzi urged the Italian industry to work together in confronting issues that arise from the up-coming difficult period.

'I believe the most important work awaiting us will be uniting the sector to confront the impact of the economic crisis that certainly will affect cinema, above all production,' said Tozzi.

Ricardo Tozzi is one of three partners of the Rome-based production company Cattleya.

In January, Universal Pictures acquired a minority stake in Cattleya, while in a separate agreement, Focus Features International and Cattleya partnered to develop, co-produce and distribute selected Cattleya films.