Currently the Creative Manager for the Digital Media Production Department at Nova Southeastern University Paolo is an Award winning (1 Emmy, 5 Bronze Telly Awards at the 32nd, 33rd and 35th Annual Telly Awards. Silver and Bronze Reel at the 41st Annual MCA-I Media Festival) seasoned editor with experience in editing commercials, promos and documentaries as well as directing and shooting.
Paolo Mugnaini’s career has taken him from Europe to America where he has had enjoyed a diverse career in music, television news and his first love, film.
Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Paolo grew up steeped in his country’s storied film history. Icons of Italian filmmaking like Rossellini, Fellini, De Sica and Visconti filmed their masterpieces in his hometown; often at the Ponti-De Laurentiis studios, which later became the school where he later learned and honed his craft.
Paolo became a great student of film and graduated with a specialty in editing while studying under the De Laurentiis brothers at the R. Rossellini National Film Institute. After graduation, Paolo packed his bags and moved to London. In the early 1990’s, he left again, this time for the U.S. His journey ended in Miami where he quickly landed jobs editing and producing in the city’s cutting-edge local television newsrooms.
A few years ago he also started shooting and directing.
In 2008 he edited his first feature, The Other Side Of The Lens, a documentary that was officially selected in 12 film festivals worldwide.
Paolo loves watching movies of any kind, but especially classic films; from Italian neo-realism to film noir and anything by Alfred Hitchcock. As a student of film, he’s also a big fan of actors and spent three years in acting classes. In his time away from work, he loves cooking for friends and family, boxing and Formula 1 racing.
Paolo lives in Hollywood Florida.
(How to pronounce his name? POW-low moon-ya-EE-nee)
Name: Paolo Mugnaini
Lives in: Hollywood, Florida
Occupation: Director, Cinematographer and Editor
2012 Suncoast Emmy Award for Best PSA.
35th, 33rd, 32nd Telly award winner.