In Italy the mob and movies are getting caught up in a loop, with life imitating art imitating life. Police are sweating over a report in last week's La Repubblica that the Neapolitan mafia has set…
The road leading to the third Rome Film Festival has been rockier than the Appian Way. Everywhere in the world, contingency factors shape fest lineups: release strategies, the crowded fest calendar…
Rome's Business Street market should really not be seen as an attempt to make up for the demise of Milan's once-mighty Mifed, though the budding bazaar is certainly helping the local industry recover…
Italy's national film entity, Istituto Luce, and Italo pubcaster RAI are merging their archives to create a library of historic clips and docus, which RAI's sales arm RAI Trade will sell…
Helmer Oliver Stone's "W." will open the 26th Turin Film Festival, a major coup for the respected Italo independent event headed by helmer-thesp Nanni Moretti.
A film about a bevy of lively ladies over 80 being catered to by a boyish middle-aged boozer is doing gangbuster biz at the Italo box office and becoming an international cause celebre.
Italo pubcaster RAI and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's commercial broadcast group Mediaset are launching a free-to-air digital terrestrial platform to drive the switch from analog to digital TV…
Italo producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori was released from preventive custody on Tuesday after four months spent first behind bars and subsequently under house arrest on charges of fraudulent bankruptcy.
Pope Benedict XVI and Roberto Benigni kicked off a televised Bible-reading marathon Sunday night on Italo pubcaster RAI that's scheduled to last seven days and six nights and become the longest live…
Somebody still likes Spike Lee in Italy. Despite all the animosity stirred by his war drama "Miracle at St. Anna" -- which links Italian resistance fighters to a Nazi massacre in the pic's titular…
Italy is rapidly turning into a prominent content-providing territory, but that doesn't mean Italo broadcasters have less appetite for U.S. skeins and other foreign fare for the upcoming TV seasons.