Prof. Antonello Villani
- Adjunct Professor of Film, Photography, Acting, and Communication
- M.A. History and Film, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
- M.A. Fine Art, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Prof. Tony Villani has taught at the American University of Rome since 1998. He has also taught at Temple University and John Cabot University, the Cinecitta` Film Studios, LUISS University, and the University of New Haven and Tempe University at their CEA campus in Rome.
He is an award winning filmmaker (A Ticket to Hollywood: Europeans in Screenland, 1925-56) and has been an independent and freelance writer and producer/director for a number of film and TV production companies in both Los Angeles and Rome. His latest project, Pilgrimage about the encounter of Susan Sontag and Thomas Mann in 1950 LA is currently in post production. He has been an actor in a number of motion pictures including Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York..
He has published and presented papers in both the U.S. and Europe. As an International film and media expert, he has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, the BBC, The Times of London.
Prof. Villani has been in several one-man and group photo exhibitions in Los Angeles where he frequently returns.