The focus of the upcoming segments feature three separate productions from film-maker Roberta Sparta that will soon be airing on CTVN, the Cineplex Studios online TV network.
Roberta was born in Northern Italy in a small village close to Venice named Vicenza from a Sicilian father, Giovanni, and a German mother, Maria Cristina.She grew up in a small town, Dueville, surrounded by nature, art and simplicity. Roberta got spotted by a model agent when she was 16 years old while shopping at a mall in her hometown. She never considered such a career but once that opportunity knocked she decided to give it a shot without knowing what was coming next. Roberta wasn’t really into glamorous life and fashion in fact she was more into sports and outdoor activities but she was fascinated by that glittery world that she ignored up to that day .Supported by her parents, she went to Milan the following day to have a meeting with her agency. Modeling was a part-time occupation since she was in high-school still. During summer time, while her classmates were enjoying their vacation, Roberta was experiencing her first modeling season. She traveled all over Europe and she steadily modeled for all the best designer.Once she graduated from high-school she started working full time so she moved to Milan. Roberta was featured for several years in Vogue Jewelery Italian Issue, among many other well known mags ,while she kept modeling for all major designers . While in Milan she started taking some camera classes – primarily commercial audition technique – and she really enjoyed it. Her teacher exhorted her to study acting since she saw in Roberta what it takes to be a great actress. She followed her teacher’s advice and as soon Roberta discovered acting she knew that was what she was meant to do. Once she found out that acting was what she really wanted to do move to Los Angeles was just the next step. Roberta is really ambitious ,competitive and always willing to test herself so she decided to go and pursue acting where the entertainment capital is : Los Angeles. She auditioned in London to be admitted at the “American Academy of Dramatic Arts” in June 2009 . Three weeks afterwards she received the acceptance letter and she moved to LA. Her acting technique improved a lot thanks to all the teachers she met at the Academy and especially thanks to Harvey Solin – her dear friend and mentor – former member of the Actors Studio. Roberta worked as an actress for several productions in the States; 2010 Feature film “Elena Undone”, “Reunited”,”Why did I marry an Italian ?!”, “Ciao Hollywood” She is currently working back and forth in between the States and Italy where she recently presented at the 2011 Venice Film Festival 2 movies where she starred in : 2011 “Cose dell’altro Mondo” starring Diego Abatantuono and “Ritual”starring Ivan Franek In 2011 in LA she filmed “Vonage ” and “City National Bank” commercials and she had been selected as otustanding international talent to be a part of a social initiative to support women who had been affected by breast cancer called ” A woman’s Journal” In Italy in between the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 she worked with the top talents of her country ; she had been directed by Luke Scott – Ridley Scott’s son – in a big national commercial currently airing in all major channel in Italy . She landed 3 lead roles in prestigious projects such as “Quieto Mare” directed by Giovanni Cecchinato, “Replyka” produced by GoodMoodz production, and “Felici e Contenti” currently in production.
Roberta managed to develop her skills not only as a talent in front of the camera but also behind the camera.She created ,co-written and produced a short called “A TRUE LOVE” that had been selected for the 2011 Short Corner at the Cannes Film Festival . The movie had been bought and distributed by MiniMovie. She is a Sag new media producer . Thanks to her international background , knowledge and upbringing she is now the U.S. based, International President of Cineplex Studios.
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