Angelo Guglielmi, a veteran of the Italian distribution scene, is to step down from Istituto Luce, where he has been president for the last five years.

In the short term he will be replaced by Antonio More, a fellow board member at the state-backed production and distribution operation. But recently appointed culture minister Giuliano Urbani is expected soon to announce a wide-ranging shake up at Istituto Luce and its parent, the Cinecitta studio group. Cinecitta president Felice Laudadio is also due to be replaced.

Guglielmi is expected to head up a new production outfit, created as a joint venture between Istituto Luce and French broadcaster TF1.