This is NOT about the aesthetics and philosophy of film, film theory, criticism, or the semiotics and/or deconstruction of early Italian film. (Whew! I hope you are as happy as I am about that!) There are a number of books that deal with such things. Particularly interesting are Italian Film by Marcia Landy, Cambridge University Press, 2000; and The History of Italian Cinema by Gian Pietro Brunetta, original Italian 2003, Einaudi; English translation by Jeremy Parzen, 2009, Princeton University Press. Particularly essential to a discussion of Elvira Notari is the book mentioned in the last paragraph of this entry. My aim here is merely to present brief summaries of the careers of two persons from the area who contributed greatly to the film industry, itself, either as producers or directors or both.