Universal Pictures Intl. has irately withdrawn from Italy's motion picture association, Anica, in protest over the org's shifting criteria in assigning an annual top local distrib nod.
Helmer Gabriele Muccino will return to his Italian roots after a Hollywood stint with a sequel to his breakout hit "L'Ultimo Bacio" (The Last Kiss), for which the original ensemble cast has been…
Hollywood is reaping bigger returns at the Italian box office, commanding a 60% share of admissions worth $391 million in grosses this year.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is honoring late Italo helmer Federico Fellini and the 50th anniversary of his film "La Dolce Vita" with an exhibition titled "Fellini Oniricon -- The…
Will Ennio Morricone score "Bastards"? The Italian composer says he has accepted Quentin Tarantino's offer to write the music for "Inglorious Bastards" -- but may not be able to cover all the needed…
Richard Fox, Warner Bros. exec VP, international, will be honored with the Italian Republic's Commendatore of the Order of Merit title in recognition of the Hollywood major's commitment to local film…
Emboldened by positive Stateside reaction to Matteo Garrone's naturalistic Neapolitan Mafia crimer, U.S. distributor IFC Films and producer Domenico Procacci have decided to submit Italy's…
Six months after taking office for the third time, italy's TV tycoon-turned-prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is back to his media-manipulating ways.
It's a tall order to make visual effects that can qualify as special in a land that hasn't spawned a sci-fi, fantasy, disaster or war movie in ages.
Casting call ... Seeking: hunky Roman Catholic seminarians for calendar sold from Seville to Sydney.
The posters in Spain for "Donkey Xote" proclaimed "From the producers who saw 'Shrek,'" but those ironic one-sheets could not make the "Don Quixote" adaptation a success in their native land, where…