MILAN — Lapo Elkann has increased his personal stake in Good Films Srl, a film production and distribution firm founded in 2012 by his sister Ginevra Elkann and Francesco Melzi d’Eril, who produced Luca Guadagnino’s “Io sono l’amore [I am love],” among others. Ginevra Elkann, who is also president of the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, is president of Good Films, and Melzi d’Eril is chief executive officer.
The Elkann siblings and Melzi d’Eril each have a 30 percent stake in the company, while the remaining shares are owned by production firm Wildside, represented by Lorenzo Mieli.
Lapo Elkann, president of Italia Independent Group, said the new shareholding structure will “offer the possibility to explore further synergies and tackle greater challenges also on the international level to increase the already excellent work done and thus increase the offer to the public. I love challenges and I believe that the challenge of quality cinema should not be underestimated as an important part of the Italian cultural offer.”
Good Films presented “Dallas Buyers Club” at the Rome Film Festival earlier this month, where it won the Best Actor prize for Matthew McConaughey and the Audience Award for Best Film.
The goal of Good Films is “to grow in the market bringing the best of the world independent cinema to the Italian public,” said the company.
Starting Nov. 28, it will distribute “Don Jon” with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, and “Locke,” successfully presented at the Venice Film Festival.
Other films distributed include “The Lady” by Luc Besson; the Oscar-nominated “In Darkness” by Agnieszka Holland, and Martin Scorsese’s documentary on George Harrison, among others.