Italian outfit sets new film and TV production divisions.

Rome-based production outfit Wildside has launched new production divisions Wildside Series and Wildside Cinema in order to differentiate and grow its TV output.

According to the company, the aim is to produce and acquire more formats with international and local appeal.

Current Wildside Series TV projects include The Miracle, based on a story written by Niccolo’ Ammanniti, Tomorrow Is A Big Day, made in collaboration with Mediaset – and with discussions on-going around an English-language redo - and The Young Pope, Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s anticipated first foray into TV directing, which will be broadcast locally by Sky Italia.

To date, Wildside has produced an Italian version of In Treatment, and crime-series 1992, about the large-scale criminal investigation in the early 1990s into widespread corruption and bribery in Italian administrative, political, and business circles.

Directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi and Gianluca Iodice, the latter will be broadcast by Sky Italia this autumn and will be sold internationally in 2015.

Lorenzo Mieli, Wildside president, said: “We decided to create a new division dedicated to TV series to cope with the tremendous growth this area of the business has experienced and will experience in the future. Our aim is to expand the portfolios of each division internationally, collaborating with other global production companies to work on new brands, programmes and films.”

Wildside’s founding companies, Wilder and Offside, merged in 2009 with Wilder previously focusing on TV and Offside on film.

Since the merger, the outfit has produced film projects including Me and You by Bernardo Bertolucci and The Mafia Kills Only In The Summer directed by Pif (Pierfrancesco Diliberto).

The film arm is currently working on Limonov, which will be directed by Saverio Costanzo.