Journalist and Movie Critic for different media & outlets. Senior contributing writer for Il Giornale dello Spettacolo. Primissima Trade and contributing writer for Primissima, Vivilcinema, Cinema & Video and Globalist Network.
Golden Graal Award – Artistic Director, Gala del Cinema e della Fiction in Campania, Artistic Director.
Member of Board of Experts RomaFictionFest 2008 – 2012. Deputy Director of Bari International Festival 2010 2012. Consultant – Rome, Casa del Cinema – Dvd Section
Formerly Deputy Director – Taormina Film Festival. Consultant Terre di Siena Film Festival and Deputy Director RomaFictionFest2007.
He published several books regarding entertainment. His last book, together with German journalist Rudiger Sturm is ‘Oliver Stone – Life’s is a game made of Inches – Interviews 1999 – 2008’. In 2006 he published ‘Oh Lucky Malcolm’, Malcolm McDowell’s the first international biography. Other Books: Woody Allen – Match Points (interviews 1998 – 2005), Tim Burton (interviews 1997 – 2005). Mel Brooks – It’s good to be the king, Publication for MoMa – New York – 100 names for Medusa, Big Night – 75 years of Academy Awards, Alberto Sordi – Storia di un italiano, Marylin Monroe – Come una candela nel vento.He directed and produced also the extras for several italian version of international Dvds: Woody Allen’s “Match Point”, Mel Brooks’ “Frankenstein Jr. Italian Fans Edition”, Gregg Araki’s “Mysterious Skin”, Tsui Hark’s “Seven Words”, John Boorman’s “In My Country”, Bille August ‘Goodbye Bafana’.
He conceived of and directed the montage film Hollywood on Tiber, which had its world premiere in the Controcampo Italiano section of the 66th Venice International Film Festival: it was produced by Cinecittà Luce together with Studio Universal and was nominated for the 2010 David di Donatello in the “Best Documentary” category and for the Nastro d’Argento in the “Best Documentary on the cinema” category.
Spagnoli directed in 2011 Hollywood Invasion entirely made of NBCUniversal footage on American productions in Europe from mid Fifties to mid Seventies. The documentary had its world premiere at 68 Venice Film Festival as Special Event in Controcampo Italiano section and it has been nominated at Focal International Awards 2012 in the category Best use of footage in a Arts Production.
Giovanna Cau – Diversamente Giovane, a documentary on the life of Giovanna Cau, the legendary lawyer and agent of Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini and many other leading figures of Italian cinema in the golden age, whom Spagnoli also produced had its world premiere at Rome Film Festival 2011 as Special Event in the section called Extra. Giovanna Cau, because of this film, was honoured by italian Golden Globe and Silver Ribbon Award, while Spagnoli won a Special Prize assigned by Italian Journalist Association.
In 2012 he world premiere his last documentary Giuliano Montaldo – Quattro Volte Vent’Anni (Four times twenty years) at Rome International Film Festival. it won a Special Mention assigned by a Special Jury from Rome Libraries’ System.
He is a member of the Italian Association of Film Journalists, of the Italian Association of Film Critics, of the Academy of the David di Donatello, of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and of the European Film Academy (EFA) which each year awards the European Oscars.
In 2012 he was acknowledged ‘best italian movie journalist of the year’ at XXXI Edition of Journalistic Award ‘Domenico Meccoli’.