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.
Gil Rossellini, the independent producer, writer, and director who depicted his fight with a rare and devastating bacterial infection in the life-affirming "Kill Gil" series of documentaries, died…
The Locarno Film Festival and Italy's National Film Museum in Turin are teaming up on "Manga Impact" an extensive retro and exhibition dedicated to fostering a better understanding of the Japanese…
The third Rome Film Festival has announced its full lineup which, in the absence of high-profile preems from Hollywood, will focus more on international discoveries, Italo pics, and a potentially…
Venice Film Festival artistic director Marco Mueller will be the keynote speaker at the Intl. Film Festival Summit Europe to be held April 7-8 in Paris.
Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna" is raising historical hackles in Italy, where the WWII drama -- which links an antifascist Italian partisan resistance group to the 1944 Nazi massacre of 560 Italian…
Head of the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight, Olivier Pere, has been tapped by the Society of French Directors to become artistic director of the Locarno Intl. Film Festival in 2010.
U.S. and European indie pics play prominently in the Rome Film Festival's Extra sidebar, a mix of cutting-edge and vintage offerings including onstage conversations with Al Pacino, Wes Anderson…