Oscar-winning producer Nicolas Chartier ("The Hurt Locker") will be feted by Italy's eighth Ischia Global Film and Music Festival, the summer showbiz shindig running July 11-18 on the island resort…
Italo production company Medusa and bank Intesa San Paolo have boarded helmer Paolo Sorrentino's "This Must Be the Place" starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand.
Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia and Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset/Medusa have reupped their three-year volume agreement under which Sky is acquiring satellite rights to some 90 Medusa movies, in an…
In a year that recently saw "Carlos," the Olivier Assayas-directed telepic about Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, it's become increasingly clear that around the world, barriers between…
The Italian media is up in arms after Prime Minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi pushed a controversial bill through the Italian senate restricting the use of police wiretaps and punishing…
Helmer Gillo Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" was dusted off and used as a major motivational tool by the Algerian national soccer team during its World Cup run.
In a rare case of in-house interaction at Italy's RAI, the pubcaster's RAI Cinema division and its TG1 TV news side are jointly launching a documentary unit called Il Documentario with international…
The Locarno Film Festival has announced the first two titles unspooling in its main competition: gay zombie pic "L.A. Zombie" by Canadian helmer/provocateur Bruce LaBruce, and "Pietro" from Italo…
Box office is booming in Italy, where admissions between January and May are up a whopping 18%, while theatrical grosses skyrocketed 31% to $448 million during the first five months of 2010.
Hit Italo laffers, Paolo Virzi's "The First Beautiful Thing" and Ferzan Ozpetek's "Loose Cannons," split top honors at the 65th edition of Italy's Silver Ribbon prizes on Saturday.
Bill restricts the use of police wiretaps and punishes media that publish leaked wiretap transcripts.