The Italian TV market is becoming more self-sufficient -- perhaps even incestuous -- following Mediaset's recent Endemol acquisition and RAI's tilt toward homegrown goods.
Giuseppe Tornatore's white slavery noir "The Unknown" has been designated as Italy's Oscar foreign-language submission.
Expanding Italo publisher Gruppo De Agostini, which snapped up Gallic TV production powerhouse Marathon recently, is now eying local drama stable Taodue in a move that could shake up Italy's TV…
Italy is becoming Hollywood's laboratory for launching international pay TV channels.
Political influence at RAI is again wreaking havoc in Italy where Prime Minister Romano Prodi's center-left bloc Thursday beat by a single vote an opposition move to oust its appointee from the…
The Rome Film Festival has announced a slew of high-caliber guests -- including Sophia Loren, Jane Fonda, Terrence Malick, Francis Ford Coppola and Bernardo Bertolucci -- who will hold onstage…
"The Simpsons Movie" has hit an Italo homer, scoring the country's record opening for an animated feature with $8.2 million on 700.
Daniele Luchetti's comedy "My Brother Is an Only Child," Italy's biggest recent export, will open the 4th Cinema Italian Style showcase hosted by Hollywood's Egyptian Theater, which runs Oct. 10-21.
Mediaset has ponied up a whopping e800 million ($1.1 billion) to secure rights to Warner Bros. and Universal movies and TV shows.
Ang Lee's slow-burning erotic espionage drama "Lust, Caution" was the surprise Golden Lion winner at the 64th Venice Film Festival, where the Chinese-language period piece split critics.