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Giuliano Papadia

CEO & Creative Director

Giuliano served as Director of Non-Linear Programming Strategy in FNG, having been instrumental in the launch of FOX+ and NG+ across Europe. He was previously Director of Channels for Bulgaria and Balkans, having overseen the company’s editorial strategy for both scripted and non-scripted channels.

Chiara Cardoso

Head of Development

Following a First Class Degree in Art History and Philosophy from Durham University, Chiara worked for established UK indies before co-producing her first low budget feature, 'Sunburn', now available on Amazon. Chiara oversees the entire BlackBox development slate and works closely with the CEO throughout the company’s many operations. She is fluent in English, Italian and French.

Jackson Gregory

Development Executive

Jackson studied at the London Film School where he graduated with an MA in screenwriting. He has written short films (including 'Indefinitely' produced by BlackBox) and worked as a studio runner at Twickenham Film Studios. He oversees the English language development slate.

Marijose Sapina

Junior Development Executive

Graduate of The International Film & TV School of Paris, Majo has worked as an assistant director, production assistant and art director. In Barcelona, she has worked for Amazon Prime, HBO & Netflix as a third AD and production coordination assistant. Majo oversees the Spanish language slate. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Naneen Baden

Head of Business Affairs

Naneen received her B.F.A. in Radio-TV-Film before attending SMU Dedman School of Law where she received her J.D. Naneen negotiates and drafts all manner of agreements to meet the diverse and changing needs of Blackbox. She is fluent in English and Hebrew.

Lucia Lobifaro

Legal & Business Affairs Executive

Lucia’s background in law firms allows her to conceive legal, financing and business developments strategies across a wide variety of projects. She is also an independent producer, specialising in short film, audiovisual projects and documentaries. Her work has been broadcast on Amazon Prime, National Geographic and Sky Arte.

Francesco Paglioli

Head of Production

Francesco has always loved filmmaking and started his production company in 1995. In 2003 became executive producer for a 30 episodes series for RAI, starting his involvement in the italian mainstream industry.

Lina Smykalo

Production Coordinator

Lina gained a Master's Degree as a Journalist in Ukraine and worked for 10 years on the most popular TV shows as a Screenwriter and Producer. She then made commercials and web series as a Creative Producer. Since she came to the UK in 2022 she has worked as a PA for commercials, and now is consolidating her experience with BlackBox.

Elettra Capuano

Development Producer

Elettra studied Philosophy at Milan State University, where she graduated with full marks cum laude. Prior to joining BlackBox Multimedia, she worked in theatre as an Assistant Director and Dramaturg. Elettra is in charge of overseeing the Italian development slate. She is fluent in English, Italian and French.

Shefali Malhoutra

Development Producer

Shefali is an experienced drama producer and script executive in the UK market and beyond. She has worked at ITV, HBO Europe and BBC Worldwide Mumbai, among other roles. Shefali works across the English language slate.

Yuval Caspi

Development Intern

Yuval studied Modern Languages in UCL. He previously worked as a photographer and production assistant. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew.