Italy is gunning to become a hot spot for international shoots thanks to its recently introduced tax credits that can provide as much as 25% of a film's budget for a total of up to e5 million ($7.7…
The Italian box office is down 5% so far in 2008, a year that is seeing Yank pics command a hefty 62% marketshare despite some Hollywood underperformers. Meanwhile local movies are consolidating…
Italian producer Gianluigi Braschi, the close Roberto Benigni collaborator who was nominated for an Oscar for "Life Is Beautiful" and became instrumental to the making of many other Benigni hit pics…
The Rome Film Festival's New Cinema Network co-production mart has selected "Shun Li and the Poet," a project by young Italo helmer Andrea Segre, as winner of its Focus Europe prize.
Political upheaval rocked the Rome Film Festival over the weekend, with Italian policemen in riot gear and protesters facing off on the red carpet just as Teutonic terrorism-themed pics "The Baader…
Monica Bellucci broke in the Rome Film Festival red carpet on Thursday for tepidly received Italo meller "The Man Who Loves."
Al Pacino and a Brazilian bash on the Piazza Navona kicked off the third Rome Film Festival on Wednesday amid hopes the event will boost the Italian industry and consolidate Rome's standing as a…
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi-led government is selling off its stake in Rome's Cinecitta Studios, completing the privatization of the historic facilities and ending an era in Italo film.
The Coen brothers and Woody Allen were the toast of the European box office this weekend.
Italy and Cuba have signed a co-production agreement under which Silvio Berlusconi-owned Medusa is expected to shoot a comedy by Italo helmer Paolo Virzi on the Caribbean isle.
Film festivals have traditionally been an oasis, a heady escape for artists and dealmakers removed from real-world concerns. No longer. The financial crisis is hitting some U.S. film festivals -- and…