Paolo Mazzucato is an author, playwright and award-winning screenwriter.
His stage play, POLITICOS, was produced in the New Works and New Genres Series at the Organic Theater in Chicago while he was a student in Northwestern University’s pilot Creative Writing for the Media program. While completing his MFA in the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California, his screenplay, A NICE ITALIAN GIRL, won a FOCUS Screenwriting Award. He went on to work in the film industry, was the 2nd unit Producer and Visual FX Supervisor of LEPRECHAUN 2, and the editor on several feature films including the SyFy Channel Original Movie MOONBASE which he also directed. He wrote a series of thriller and disaster films that were produced, before going on to write children’s books including NO ONE MOCKS A PANDA (an Amazon #1 Best Seller, Feb. 2019) and the fantasy/adventure novel, THE GONDOLIERS: THE SECRET JOURNALS OF FANTICULOUS GLIM, a “recommended” read by the US Review of Books.