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Through its television shows, DVD, newsletter, Magazines, Apps and events, OK Productions LLC provides audiences with informative, cultural yet fun and entertainment Television shows.



Brindiamo!™

Brindiamo!™ was created to showcase the finest and most authentic Italian restaurants in the U.S. and Italy. Since October 2005, Brindiamo! has aired on NYCTV 25, a NYC Media Group channel, as well as MIND channel 35, formerly WYBE in Philadelphia.

Hosted and created by the stunning and talented Ornella Fado, a native Italian now residing in New York City, Brindiamo!™ offers a window into not only Italian cuisine, but also Italian culture in the U.S. and Italy. Brindiamo!™ explores all types of Italian restaurants -- from traditional to trendy, family-style to fusion, and from expensive to dining on a budget. Regardless of the type of eatery, all restaurants featured on Brindiamo! have one thing in common -- real, authentic Italian cuisine with the taste and flavor of old and new Italy. All the restaurants have Italian chefs and owners, and, unlike other food shows, Brindiamo! is always filmed at the restaurants themselves.

Considering that Italians are the fifth largest ethnic group in the U.S., Brindiamo!'s focus on authentic Italian culture does not go unnoticed. While the show's emphasis is on Italian restaurants, Brindiamo!™ also features other Italian cultural aspects as well, including high fashion, historical and geographical content, and guests such as Italian television/film stars, politicians, authors, and musicians, making Brindiamo!™ the only American show featuring such a broad variety of Italian culture.




I più amati dagli italiani

A Television show about two great loves, food and soccer.
An other TV Show created by Ornella Fado, this time the TV Hostess has a co-host, the beloved and sometimes behated ex soccer player of Juventus Sergio Brio. While Sergio Brio will interview famous soccer players Ornella Fado will discover the finest food in the world. Eventually Il cibo incontra il calcio" and both hosts and guess will be seating and toast to an other great episode.
The show is fresh, light and informative and the synergy between Mrs.Fado and Mr. Brio add a great deal of fun.






Brindiamo! on the sea

Epicurean discoveries through the seven seas from Canada to the Wailing Wall: places of exceptional religious, cultural and historical importance have survived centuries. Captivate the mind and enthrall the senses with this new fine production in which cuisine meets culture and adventure.




Brindiamo! Special Italy

What makes Italy Special and Unique?
Whether it is an undiscovered village or dinner at a tiny restaurant in a marvelous hill top followed by an after dinner passeggiata (walk) along cobble stone streets and through bustling piazzas, Ornella Fado have set herself the challenging task of discovering the best things about Italy.
The ultimate insider sight over that uniqueness in food, wine and life style all reported with sweetness and beauty (bellezza e dolcezza) and an irresistible italian touch.




Brindiamo! Club card & Brindiamo! Visa

Every day, food lovers seek advice and opinions about selecting the right culinary experiences, whether at the latest trendy restaurants, quaint romantic hot spots, or establishments that can accommodate business or social events. With The Brindiamo! Club Card and Brindiamo! Visa we will offer the opportunity to dine to some of the finest restaurants with a special VIP Service.




Brindiamo! The Book

The Brindiamo! book will provide in-depth coverage of the many great aspects of Italian culture, from fine restaurants to chefs and recipes,from great wines to unique products, interviews, bios and the behind the scene of Brindiamo! the TV show.




Brindiamo!Scholarship

A scholarship for young American "Chefs To Be" to study at one of the most prestigious schools in Italy.




Brindiamo! The Movie

Based on a true story, this is a romantic comedy with an italian flavor in fashionable New York City.




Ornella Fado Bio

Ornella Fado was born and raised in Italy, where, as a child, she studied classical piano and dance. In preparation for a career in show business, Ornella earned a degree in Theory e Solfege from the Conservatory of Music Stanislao Giacomantonio in Cosenza, and a degree in Ballet studies. Her love for and strong training in dance-ballet have provided her with the ambition and skills required to dance with some of the most world-renowned ballet companies in Italy.

At the age of seventeen, soon after completing her dance tour at Compagnia Nazionale of Diana Ferrara (Etoilé of the Opera in Rome), Ornella won a full scholarship to attend the CID of Renato Greco in Rome. Her various talents and curiosity lead Ornella also to study jazz, acting and musical theater, and eventually she discovered a new world for dance and performing arts ...

Ornella Fado

was born and raised in Italy, where, as a child, she studied classical piano and dance. In preparation for a career in show business, Ornella earned a degree in Theory e Solfege from the Conservatory of Music Stanislao Giacomantonio in Cosenza, and a degree in Ballet studies. Her love for and strong training in dance-ballet have provided her with the ambition and skills required to dance with some of the most world-renowned ballet companies in Italy.

At the age of seventeen, soon after completing her dance tour at Compagnia Nazionale of Diana Ferrara (Etoilé of the Opera in Rome), Ornella won a full scholarship to attend the CID of Renato Greco in Rome. Her various talents and curiosity lead Ornella also to study jazz, acting and musical theater, and eventually she discovered a new world for dance and performing arts. Thus, for many years, Ornella performed and worked as a soloist, soubrette and actress in many RAI television programs, such as "Fantastico 6", "Un Altro Varieta`", "Cinema che Follia", "Sentimental", and in theater productions at some of the most famous and prestigious theaters in Italy (such as Teatro Sistina in Rome) in shows such as "Rinaldo In Campo", "Aggiungi Un Posto A Tavola", and "A Chorus Line", to name a few. Ornella also has worked as a model/actress in print and commercial ads. Ornella moved to New York 16 years ago, and now lives in Manhattan with her daughter Carolina. Being very involved in promoting and keeping the Italian culture alive in the U.S., Ornella has created a dance program called "Danza e Musica" to help kids to learn to dance and learn the Italian language in a fun way and also a program called "Jazz On Broadway", designed for professional show business children.

Currently, Ornella is founder of OK Productions LLC, she is producing DVDs about Italian restaurateurs and their fine cuisine, and she is the hostess, creator and producer of the only TV show called "Brindiamo!" broadcasted on NYCTV channel 25.

Additionally, Ornella is authoring an upcoming book which will provide a behind-the-scenes look at her television show and which also will feature 50 of the best Italian restaurants in and around New York City, recipes, interviews and much more.

Ornella has produced three editions of Brindiamo! Magazine, with more editions on the way, and, on October 14, 2010, she launched the first Brindiamo !/IFSE Scholarship.

Ornella further is launching a "Brindiamo Club Card", which is a VIP card for food lovers and the Brindiamo! VISA Platinum credit card. She is currently writing a movie entitled "Brindiamo! - The Movie". and working on a new TV show called "I Piu` Amati Dagli Italiani" a TV show about Soccer and Food, starring former soccer player Sergio Brio.

Ornella is fluent in Italian, English, and Spanish, and also has a degree in education with a specialization as a kindergarten teacher.

She loves working also behind-the-scenes as well, and she loves to promote italian culture and tradition in an upbeat way.