The Venice Film Festival has tapped U.S.-based Ethiopian helmer Haile Gerima and Spanish avant-garde auteur Pere Portabella to head two section juries.
John Turturro will direct a "Buena Vista Social Club"-like feature celebrating the contempo Neapolitan music scene.
Italo pols have appointed Paolo Garimberti, a journalist with a bent for American TV, as prexy of pubcaster RAI.
The Locarno Film Festival is strengthening its Asian ties by pacting with the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), where many pics from the area germinate.
Banks may be going bust in the West, but at least one Italo lender is still bullish on movies. Leading Italo bank Intesa Sanpaolo is bankrolling some of the country's top helmers to shoot…
The city of Rome and Cinecitta Entertainment are moving forward with plans for a vast, Hollywood-inspired, ancient Rome theme park being touted as Italy's answer to Euro Disney in Paris.
Italy's Far East Fest is boosting its industry ties by pacting with the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) on a joint workshop for Asian and European producers which sees Marco Mueller on its…
Sony Pictures Italy has inked a 13-pic distribution deal with Milan-based Mediafilm.
The Italian government is set to allow product placement on local TV programs under new rules greenlit by the European Union.
Italian screen and stage scribe Tullio Pinelli, the longtime Federico Fellini collaborator best known for co-penning Fellini's "La Dolce Vita," and "8 1/2," died March 7 in Rome.
Silvio Berlusconi is slashing Italo arts funding once again in an apparent repeat of the TV mogul-turned-premier's past m.o.