Giorgio John Squarcia is an Italian-American screenwriter, film producer, and director. He begun his career as an Investigative Journalist. Squarcia is known for being one of the first director to have introduced the scripted reality genre in Italy. He has written and produced numerous films and television projects, including All in a Day, Passind the Buck, and In cold Blood. Squarcia was born in Rochester, Minnesota but grew up in Italy where he graduated in Philosophy at the Catholic University in Milan. He than moved back to the United States to study filmmaking. In the same time he started collaborating with the Investigative Department of the Newsmagazines Inside Edition and American Journal. He left when he was Director of the Research Department and, in 2001, founded his own production company based in Milan and New York (Fade Films Productions).