The Locarno Intl. Film Festival will focus on cinema from Latin America in the Open Doors co-production mart.
Silvio Berlusconi is poised to return to power in Italy following the eruption of a parliamentary crisis, which is causing the center-left Italian government to vacillate on the brink of collapse.
The Rome Film Festival has bowed to pressure from Italy's film community over its contentiously close dates with Venice by pushing its sked back to Oct. 22-31.
Mediaset is launching three digital terrestrial pay TV channels in Italy in a move that will place the Silvio Berlusconi-controlled web in direct competition with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia.
Marco Mueller has been reappointed topper of the Venice Film Festival for four years in a move that affords the Lido stability and bolsters its status while its infrastructure undergoes a makeover.
Italo horror-meister Dario Argento will shoot "Giallo," an English-language homage to the genre that made him a cult helmer, with Vincent Gallo, and Argento's daughter Asia Argento attached to star.
Italy's 2007 sell-through homevid market was worth $600 million, up 2.1% from 2006.
The Rome Film Festival's decision to shift its start date to Oct. 2 from its customary mid-October slot is sparking molto mayhem in Italy's film community.
Italy's first interracial romancer "Bianco e nero" (Black and White) has stirred a charged polemic over product placement policies by Italo fashion labels.
French sales company Celluloid Dreams has taken international sales outside Italy on Italian helmer Marco Bellocchio's upcoming drama "Vincere."