Alessandro F. Uzielli
Alessandro (Al) Uzielli created and heads up Ford Motor Company’s Global Brand Entertainment (FGBE) office in Los Angeles. In 2004, when the FGBE office opened, it was the first internal product placement outfit for any of the American automotives. Uzielli and his team execute placements in film, television, and digital media for the Ford and Lincoln brands, as well as engaging the entertainment community as a marketing extension for all of their vehicles. FGBE has managed integrations into top network and cable tv shows such as “Alcatraz” and “The New Girl,” as well as motion pictures like “Casino Royale,” “Men In Black 3,” and “Need for Speed.” He has also brought such relationships as Ryan Seacrest and Matthew McConaughey to the Ford and Lincoln brands. Uzielli recently produced, “A Faster Horse,” a documentary on the history of the iconic Ford Mustang. The film premiered at The Tribeca Film festival in April 2015, and was released in October 2015.
After graduating from Boston University with a Bachelors degree in Communications and Art History, Uzielli moved to California where he attended The American Film Institute. Uzielli graduated from The AFI with a Masters in Fine Arts.
In addition to “A Faster Horse,” Uzielli produced “The Proposition” starring Kenneth Branagh, and the documentary, “Keep Your Eyes Open (Lionsgate),” featuring seven world champion extrmeme athletes and a score from former Beastie Boy, Mike D. As a studio executive, he contributed to the development and production of numerous feature films, including “The Wedding Planner”, “Bats”, and “Drowning Mona.”
Uzielli owns the UK luxury brand, Halcyon Days, a purveyor of fine goods to England’s Royal Family. It’s products are sold globally, and Halcyon Days is one of only 15 companies in the world to hold all three Royal Warrants.
Al also owns the classic Beverly Hills restaurant, La Dolce Vita. On the verge of shutting it’s doors, he restored the Rat Pack hang out to its original luster and it now enjoys a new found success as one of the area’s hot spots.
Uzielli serves on the Photography Councils for LACMA, the Getty, and the acquisition committee for the Detroit Institute of Art. He serves on the board of The Henry Ford Museum, The Brooks School, and The Lollipop Theater Network, a non-profit organization that brings first run family films to hospitals.
He and his family reside in Beverly Hills, California.