Maria Pia Ammirati is a TV Executive, writer and journalist, now Head of Drama at Rai.

After a work experience as a journalist and militant reviewer, she entered at Rai in 1992 and from 1993 she led radio and television programs as author and presenter.

In 2000 she moved from Rai Educational Department to Rai 1, where she works as Chief Network Secretary, Project Head, Facility Head and Deputy Director. She is particularly involved in Daytime programs often signing them as an author. In 2011 she follows all of the Network Daytime as Deputy Director. From 2014 to 2020 she was Head of Rai Teche while from 2016 to 2019 she was assigned responsibility for the Rai Play Content.

In November 2020 she was appointed Head of Drama.

Maria Pia Ammirati wrote a number of novels and publications and received several awards, including 2001 Strega Award Selection, 2011 Campiello Award Selection, Procida Award, Basilicata Award. For his work in the entertainment industry, she received the 2014 Rodolfo Valentino Italian Excellence Award, organized by the Rodolfo Valentino Foundation.

She is also a member of various literary juries, including Premio Strega, Premio Viareggio, Premio Rapallo.

From August 2017 to June 2020, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rai Cinema S.p.A.

From June 2020 to 2021 she was President of Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.

She is a board member of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the GNAM of Rome and Rai Pubblicità.

She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Central Institute for Sound and Audiovisual Heritage.