As Senior Vice President Sky Studios Deutschland & Italia, Nils Hartmann leads the development, commissioning and production of Sky Original dramas and scripted comedies for Sky Deutschland as well as overseeing the production of Sky Originals features for Sky Italia. In his previous capacity as Director of Original Productions at Sky Italia, Nils Hartmann produced a range of groundbreaking shows and series – from The Young Pope and Romanzo Criminale to the Gomorrah and Devils franchises – that won critical acclaim, awards and fans around the globe. A native German, Mr Hartmann grew up in Milan, Italy; he has been with Sky Italia since its inception in 2003, actively contributing to its success, notably by spotting, nurturing and developing ideas, as well as talent.
Stefano Bises is an Italian screenwriter who practiced in the most different genres. His early credits include classic procedural shows such as Il capo dei capi (2007), Squadra antimafia (2009), and comedies and dramas. To mention a few, Bises has written the multi-awarded crime series Gomorrah (Sky, 2014), The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (RAI, 2016), and Niccolo’s Ammaniti The Miracle (Sky, 2018). Most notably, Bises has written the mini-series The New Pope (Sky/HBO, 2020), directed by Oscar-recipient Paolo’s Sorrentino and starring Jude Law and John Malkovich. His most recent works include Marco Bellocchio’s first series Esterno Notte (RAI, 2022), Jo Nesbø’s novel film adaptation, The Hanging Sun (2022), the latest Stefano Sollima’s movie, Adagio, and the serial adaptation of Antonio Scurati’s M – The Son of the Century, directed by Joe Wright.
Fabrizio Gatti is an Italian investigative journalist and author. He is editorial director, insights, at the daily Today.it. From 1987 to 2022 he was reporter, correspondent, chief editor, photographer, filmaker, investigative and undercover journalist at the Italian “il Giornale”, “Corriere della Sera”, and “L’Espresso”. He has travelled most of the routes of immigration into Europe. He also crossed the Sahara desert four times with hundreds of migrants, infiltrated a gang of human traffickers in Northern Africa as a gangster’s personal driver, was rescued at sea, was jailed in the Lampedusa detention centre as an Iraqi illegal migrant, and worked as a slave labourer on a tomato farm in Italy. He told all his undercover experience from Africa to Europe in the books Bilal, my undercover journey to Europe, and in Born on the border. He is also the author of the award winner metadata book about Sars-CoV-2 pandemic The infinite error. His books and his undercover stories have been published all over the world. His book Bilal inspired the new Original Sky series Unwanted, writted by Stefano Bises and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.