Giacomo Ghiazza: a sparkling storyboard artist from Asti to Hollywood

Jun 09, 2017 1732


Storyboard artist, Giacomo Ghiazza, was born in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). Until now, the “comune” has been widely known for its sweet sparkling white wine, made from the Moscato Bianco grape. Today, more and more people living in the northern town or just stopping by Asti’s Palazzo Mazzetti, are discovering An Italian Pencil in Hollywood. Giacomo Ghiazza Storyboard Artist (how the exhibition’s title tellingly recites). So far, over three thousand visitors have admired Giacomo’s storyboards and this number is sure to rise, as they will be on display until September 17th. 

Giacomo, who has been living in the Los Angeles area since the mid-80s and currently lives in Ventura, betrays a bit of nostalgia towards how Hollywood used to be in the late 80s and early 90s, when the chain of production was well-oiled and his desk was always busy with pages and pages of sketches and drawings. That is not to say that, back then, there were no ups and downs in the business, but, today, it seems harder to get a new project off the ground.

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