Cate Blanchett and Bellagraph Nova Group Celebrate Women in Film at Venice Film Festival

In a celebration of women and their achievements, Evangeline Shen offers Cate Blanchett the Seguso Award presented at the 77th Venice Film Festival.
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Photography by Lello Ammirati

The newly merged Parisian headquartered conglomerate Bellagraph Nova Group founded by the successful trio of investors Evangeline Shen, non-executive chairman, Nelson Loh and Terence Loh and fronted by French-Italian Prince Nereides Antonio Giamundo de Bourbon has officially announced its entrance in the entertainment business and a new strategic investment program for next five years.

Following the recent news of the ongoing negotiations within the acquisition of the Newcastle United Football Club, the BN Group is now moving forward new overseas projects in the media and cinema industry.

Last July 2020, Bellagraph Nova Group signed a Joint Venture with the Quinn Studios Entertainment in Los Angeles and its founder and CEO Valentina Castellani-Quinn appointed Global Media & Communication Independent Director of the Group.

The collaboration has been celebrated on September 4th at the Bellagraph Nova Group gala event, the most acclaimed rendez-vous at the 77 Venice Film Festival.

The Bellagraph Nova Group hosted its Special Tribute to Lorenzo Soria, former President Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Golden Globe Awards who passed away August 7th, 2020. 

“It was such an honor for us to be friends of Lorenzo and to learn about his deep knowledge of the Entertainment Business. He was a very elegant man with a remarkable “aplomb” and his Italian gentleman “savoir vivre”. The day before his lost, I was still sharing with Lorenzo and Valentina our thoughts on zoom concerning the partnership of the Bellagraph Nova Group and our new collaboration with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Golden Globes. We have lost a friend and we would like to honor his memory as well as our commitment to support the Golden Globes for next coming years. Lorenzo has touched all of us with his humanity and we will never forget him. He is still alive in our memory and on September 4th we honored his person offering the prestigious Seguso Award to Lorenzo’s friend Cate Blanchett for her outstanding career and admirable personality and to Diego Boneta as young leading actor who attended the Bellagraph Nova Group press conference and gala dinner we organized in the splendid location of Villa Ines in Venice, the very original private Venetian residence of the Seguso family who started the Murano Glass craftsmanship in 1397”. – Nereides Antonio Giamundo de Bourbon, CMO of Bellagraph Nova Group.

“Cate Blanchett is a tangible example of a successful female story and as a woman and a leader, I am honored to contribute to celebrate her by offering the Seguso Award for her brilliant career in the entertainment world. Blanchett is an inspiring woman and her sensitivity is aligned to the values of Bellagraph Nova Group and to one of the Bellagraph Nova Foundation’s mission which is the woman empowerment! Hopefully our event in Venice could be the debut of a longer collaboration with Blanchett and other female artists and leaders”. – Evangeline Shen, non-executive chairman of Bellagraph Nova Group.

The Bellagraph Nova Group sponsored the Seguso Award 2020 event alongside the Terra Siena Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival and with the presence of the Hollywood Foreign Press association/Golden Globe Awards members, the President of Biennale Roberto Cicutto, the Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera, the President of the David di Donatello Award Piera de Tassis, the President of the Italian Film Commission Stefania Ippoliti, Gianluca and Marika Seguso, Mads Mikkelsen, Claudia Gerini, Oliver Stone, the President of Nastri d’Argento Laura Delli Colli, Andrea Guerra composer and winner Leone d’Oro and nomination at the Golden Globes, Riccardo Romani, business partner of Alfonso Cuaron, Andrea and Edoardo Purgatori, Premio Settimana degli Autori.

During the event, Cate Blanchett, official jury at the Venice Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera, Nereides Antonio Giamundo de Bourbon and Valentina Castellani-Quinn shared some remarks to honor Lorenzo's memory and his commitment to the entertainment world.


Sustainability, diversity and ethics constitute the cornerstone of BN Group’s model and compliance policy for its executives, employees and stakeholders. Our emblem is the butterfly, the symbol par excellence of endurance and perennial metamorphosis.

The Group is headquartered in the famous 10 Place Vendôme in Paris, France. With 31 entities in over 100 countries, the combined US $12 billion revenue Bellagraph Nova Group is the world’s fastest growing 360° lifestyle platform.



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