Joined the Rheno Jazz Band as a clarinet player and toured Europe until 1964
Worked for a frozen food company (date approximate)
First involved in show business
Put together a theater piece for A.R.C.I. In Bologna
Left frozen food job and first worked on a film with "Balsamus, L'Uomo Di Satana/Blood Relations"
Collabroated on screenplay of Pasolini's "Salo o Le 120 Giornate di Sodoma/Salo or The 120 Days of Sodom"
Formed A.M.A. Production company with brother Antonio and Gianni Minervini
Produced first film, Lamberto Bava's "Macabro" (also wrote screenplay)
Formed new production company, Duea Films, with brother Antonio
Wrote and directed "Hamburger Serenada", a show in 12 episodes, in collaboration with Gianni Cavina and Antonio Avati
Directed and wrote the semi-autobiographical "Storia di ragazzi e de ragazze/The Story of Boys and Girls" (released theatrically in the USA in 1991)
Made first English-language film "Bix", about jazz great Bix Beiderbecke
Second English-language film "The Childhood Friend"
Scripted and helmed the horror-themed "L'Arcano Incantore/The Arcane Enchanter"
Directed "The Best Man", Italy's selection for the Best Foreign Film Oscar
Co-wrote and directed "La Via degli angeli/Up to the Angels"
Directed and co-wrote (with brother) "Midsummer Night Dance"
Helmed the English-language medieval epic "Knights of the Quest"