Interview on Reba Merrill’s Hollywood Live – March 18, 2015

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VIVA VERDI! Producer Christine La Monte being interviewed on Reba Merrill’s Hollywood Live.


La Repubblica / America Oggi – August 27, 2014


An article about the project and Indiegogo campaign with photo was featured on the front page of the America Oggi section.


Classic Tuscan Homes – Facebook Page – Sept 9, 2014
A VIVA VERDI! sneak preview was posted on the Classic Tuscan Homes Facebook page.

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Classic Tuscan Homes – Facebook Page – Sept 1, 2014
A mention for the Indiegogo Campaign was posted on the Classic Tuscan Homes Facebook page.

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Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles – August 18, 2014
Posted a link on their website for our Indiegogo campaign.

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Sundance Institute – August 27, 2014
The Sundance Institute tweeted our handle and asked their 56.5 K followers to check us out.

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MIPS, The Minority Independent Producers Summit – August 1, 2014
MIPS sent an email and posted on their social media sites. They posted the short press release version with this message:

We’re proud to recommend supporting this important story which sheds light on this hidden treasure inside Verdi’s remarkable legacy – Casa Verdi retirement home for musicians. We wish the team much success in bringing this story to the big screen.

If you have a crowdfunding campaign you’re kicking off that you’d like us to consider for support please email us for details here.

Collectively, we can make a difference. Have a great weekend!

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AWD, Association of Women Directors – August 1, 2014
An email blast was sent to the professional AWD list and a second email blast was sent to the classified group members on  August 3, 2014.


IDA – Independent Documentary Association – July 31, 2014

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A copy of the short press release appeared in the member news section of the IDA.

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TRIBECA FILMS INSTITUTE – July 31, 2014
TFI sent a tweet about our campaign on their Twitter Account

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WIF/LA newsletter – July 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES, JULY 30, 2014 – Joining in the celebration of renowned opera composer Giuseppe Verdi’s Bicentennial year, VIVA VERDI!’s award-winning filmmakers and NYWIFT member director/producer Yvonne Russo and WIF member and producer Christine La Monte, are bringing to the screen the remarkable story of the hidden lives inside Casa Verdi of Milan, the home built by Verdi for retired opera singers and musicians. The inspiration behind Dustin Hoffman’s film, QUARTET, the stately retirement home built in 1896 still remains the heart of Verdi’s legacy.

An Indiegogo campaign will launch on Wednesday, July 30 to raise funds for the film’s second round of filming in Milan, Italy – where Casa Verdi is located. To see footage and support filmmakers with the next phase of production go to: www.igg.me/at/vivaverdithefilm


NY/WIF newsletter – July 30, 2014
VIVA VERDI
In light of the bicentennial year of renowned opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, the award-winning filmmakers and WIF members Yvonne Russo and Christine La Monte are bringing a new documentary to the screen. The film will tell the story of the hidden lives inside Casa Verdi. Giuseppe Verdi built the house in Milan as a home to retired opera singers and musicians. The stately retirement home which was also the inspiration behind Dustin Hoffman’s film, QUARTET, remains the heart of Verdi’s legacy. Christine La Monte will produce and Yvonne Russo will both produce and direct. For more informationa and to help fund the project please click here to get to the IndieGoGo campaign.

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Film Independent – July 28, 2014
VIVA VERDI! Documentary Launches “Second Phase Production” Indiegogo Campaign (Title of Posting)

VIVA VERDI!Documentary on Giuseppe Verdi’s Casa Verdi, the Inspiration Behind Dustin Hoffman’s QUARTET Launches Indiegogo “Second Phase Production” Campaign July 29.

Joining in the celebration of renowned opera composer Giuseppe Verdi’s Bicentennial year, VIVA VERDI!’s award-winning filmmakers, director Yvonne Russo and producer Christine La Monte, are bringing to the screen the remarkable story of the hidden lives inside Casa Verdi of Milan, the home built by Verdi for retired opera singers and musicians. The inspiration behind Dustin Hoffman’s film, QUARTET, the stately retirement home built in 1896 still remains the heart of Verdi’s legacy. Support Viva Verdi’s Indigogo Campaign at: www.igg.me/at/vivaverdithefilm


TALK CLASSICAL Music Blog – July 30, 2014

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DONLOE’S LOWDOWN – July 30, 2014

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