ROME Plans for a revamped Rome Film Festival, headed by former Venice topper Marco Mueller, got the greenlight on Thursday in a key board meeting that saw Mueller's vision for the event prevail after…
Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, controlled by Silvio Berlusconi, posted an 85% drop in first quarter net profit to €10.3 million ($13.4 million) on Tuesday, as the recession continued to hit…
PARIS Building on a burgeoning Italy-France film axis, Italo helmer Marco Bellocchio is linking with Hengameh Panahi's Celluloid Dreams on euthanasia tale "Dormant Beauty."
ROME -- In a clear signal that Italy's TV market is evolving in the digital era, Switchover Media, known as a top kiddie outfit, will start playing with the big boys, launching a new channel on May…
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's gritty semi-doc "Caesar Must Die," shot in Rome's maximum-security Rebibbia penitentiary where convicts perform Shakespeare, was the big winner at Italy's David di…
ROME U.S. producer Saul Zaentz and his nephew and partner Paul Zaentz will be feted by Italy's Biografilm Festival where indie Hollywood fare will play prominently.
ROME Uncertainty still surrounding the Rome Film Festival's future prompted a collective uproar on Wednesday from Italy's film community.
More than a year after Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, there are signs of a creative growth spurt in what is still the Arab world's film industry powerhouse.
ROME Switzerland's Locarno Film Festival has selected pics for its Open Doors co-production mart, dedicated this year to French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa.
ROME Rome's Cinecitta Studios and the Malta Film Commission have pacted to allow productions shot in Italy and on the Mediterranean isle to tap tax credits from both countries and other benefits, to…
ROME Woody Allen has notched up his best bow in Italy after "To Rome With Love" opened numero uno following its Rome world preem, pulling $3.7 million from a massive 599 screens via Medusa.