Maccanico is one of the most esteemed personalities in the Italian film industry. After working for Sky Italia as European Affairs Manager he joined Warner Bros Pictures in 2004 as Marketing Director, becoming Managing Director Theatrical from 2009 to 2016. Thanks to his leadership, Warner Bros has become Italy's number one distribution company, contributing, among other things, to the making of many important national productions.
Starting December 2016, he becomes the CEO of Vision Distribution, the production and distribution company born from the joint venture between the Sky Italia Group and the 5 major Italian independent production companies: Cattleya, Wildside, Lucisano Media Group, Palomar and Indiana Production. In November 2018 Nicola took on the role of Executive Vice President Programming at Sky Italia while retaining his office at Vision Distribution.