The Rome Film Festival will celebrate Brazilian cinema this year and kick off in style with a lavish carnival-like event in the city's huge Piazza Navona being prepared by multi-tasking musician Arto…
The Turin fest is launching a year-round film lab to foster first and second works with E1 million ($1.54 million) and the cachet of Sundance Institute's Alesia Weston on its board.
Italy's Medusa Cinema has acquired Italian rights to Gallic megahit "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" (Welcome to the Sticks), the laffer's first big continental European sale for Pathe Distribution.
Italian producer Fulvio Lucisano stands as testimony that there is really just one type of movie: a good one.
Fulvio Lucisano likes to joke that throughout his entire career Italian cinema has "always been in a crisis."
Italian auteur Ermanno Olmi will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement from the Venice Film Festival, celebrating his longstanding rapport with the Lido.
The Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart, dedicated this year to projects from Latin America, is being submerged with submissions, with more than 300 projects vying to make the cut…
Sales will kick off in Cannes on Giuseppe Tornatore's big-budget "Baaria," a personal epic spanning three generations of intricate life in a Sicilian village and starring an ensemble cast comprising…
Al Gore launched an Italo outpost of his Current TV in Rome last week, just as Silvio Berlusconi began his third stint as Italy's PM.
In Italy, the first quarter of 2008 saw an unprecedented six local pics in the top 10 despite a 7% box office drop. That means Italian producers are quite happy, while buyers are going to Cannes with…
Al Gore launched an Italian outpost of Current TV in Rome on Thursday, marking the first localized, non-English-language version of his youth-oriented web.