Lorenzo Castellano, television author, died: he was 58 years old. He signed the Gf, La Talpa and College

He died at the age of 58 Lawrence Castellano, television author, screenwriter and director who has signed programs such as “Big Brother” e “The mole”. He died in Rome following a lymphoma that he was diagnosed with months ago. The funeral took place this morning in the Roman church of Sant’Agnese.

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Born in the capital on February 19, 1963, he was a ‘son of art’: his father was Franco Castilian (1925-1999), director and screenwriter who with Giuseppe Moccia (1933-2006) formed the couple known as ‘Castellano and Pipolo’. And among the first to pay homage on social media was another son of art, the writer, screenwriter and director Federico Moccia, the son of ‘Pipolo’: «Lorenzo Castellano used to help me play chess every now and then, to try to improve but he smiled seeing that it was a rather useless attempt. But he did it with affection, sympathy and above all patience and tranquility, his most special qualities. With him I shared a thousand adventures, the first away matches in Lazio with our parents, Castellano and Pipolo, and then many beautiful projects together including the great success of ‘Quelli del College’. He greeted us with that same serenity that distinguished him from many “.

Lawrence Castellano he began working in the entertainment world in 1982 as assistant director for the film “Grand Hotel Excelsior”, one of the box office successes signed by Castellano and Pipolo. In 1989 he is the director and author, together with Federico Moccia, of the television series “College” with Federica Moro broadcast by Italy 1. In 1991 he is the author of the games in Pippo Baudo’s “Domenica in” and in 1992 the author of the early evening games “Ci Are!?!” conducted by Gigi Sabani on Raiuno.

Screenwriter of the film “Panarea” (1996), in 1997 he was among the authors of “Fantastico Enrico”, a variety of Raiuno’s Saturday evening conducted first by Enrico Montesano and then by Giancarlo Magalli. After 2000 he concentrated his activity in the field of reality television. From 2001 to 2006 he is the author of the daytime of “Il Grande Fratello” 2,3,4,5, broadcast on Canale 5. In 2005 he is the author of the Raiuno reality show “Back to the present”; in 2006 the author of reference for Arizona and finalizer of the daytime strip of the Rai2 reality show “Wild West”; in 2007 he is the author of “Distraction” conducted by Teo Mammucari on Italia1. In 2008 he was the author and finalizer of the daytime strip of the reality “La Talpa 3” on Italia1.

In 2009 he was among the authors of “Do you want to dance with me?”, A talent show presented by Lorella Cuccarini on Skyuno. Between 2012 and 2013 he is the author of “Italian actors and divas”, editions 1 and 2, a program hosted by Tiberio Timperi on Rai Premium. In 2013 he is the author of “Cinetalk”, a talk on cinema hosted by Francesca Fialdini on Rai Movie. Lorenzo Castellano was also a great chess enthusiast. He was president of theRoman Chess Academy from June 2017 to May 2019 and then vice president. «Lorenzo has always considered the Academy his second home – reads a statement of condolences – He passionately dedicated himself to teaching chess, participated with great intelligence in the organization of competitive activities and in the life of our Association and took part with commitment in tournaments and all our other initiatives. Also noteworthy is the title of International Master achieved in correspondence games. The president, the councilors and all our members huddle next to his wife, Maria Rosaria, and his two children».

Last updated: Wednesday 19 January 2022, 12:20


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Lorenzo Castellano, television author, died: he was 58 years old. He signed the Gf, La Talpa and College

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