Following the merger last Wednesday of Universal Pictures Intl. Studio and Focus Features under the new banner of Focus Features Intl., Universal announced Monday that it had acquired a minority…
Five years after first beaming into Italian homes, Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia satcaster is starting to shake up the country's TV landscape with its first batch of skeins centered around…
Italo helmer Gabriele Muccino has quasi-hero position in his home country, where his Will Smith starrer "Seven Pounds" recently opened to boffo B.O.
Endemol chief operating officer Marco Bassetti has snapped up the 300-title library of Italy's once mighty movie mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori through a separate company he has set up with no ties to…
Matteo Garrone's distinctive eye for the aesthetic aspects of moviemaking combined with a drive to reveal the dark side of society, often ironically and always infused with his personal observations…
'Baaria,' 'The Case of Unfaithful Klara,' 'Giallo,' 'Fortapasc,' 'Questo Piccolo Grande Amore'
The Rome Film Festival has tapped Italian producer Roberto Cicutto to head its budding movie mart and upped film journo Piera Detassis to artistic director.
Italo pubcaster RAI plans to pump a hefty $400 million into local TV skeins this year despite its shrinking ad revenues and less than hoped for license fee coin, which means less money for Hollywood…
Italy's Cosa Nostra bosses are getting some face time on Facebook. And the country's anti-Mafia orgs are angry.
Silvio Berlusconi's year has had a somewhat inauspicious start. Momentum is gathering behind an opposition move to lift the immunity from prosecution that shields the Italo media mogul and premier…
Endemol's "Deal or No Deal" is sparking a furor in Italy where a feisty consumer advocacy group is claiming the hugely popular game show is rigged and is taking legal action in an attempt to have it…