Television coverage of Israel's offensive in Gaza in the Palestinian territories continues to cause controversy in Europe even after a formal ceasefire.
John Lasseter will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement from the Venice Film Festival, which also will honor the Pixar/Disney toon guru's close-knit team of hitmaking helmers -- marking…
The Vatican has launched its own YouTube channel in what is being touted as a watershed endorsement by Pope Benedict XVI of the new media age.
Italian producer Roberto Cicutto has been tapped prexy of Cinecitta Holding, the state-owned film production and promotion entity that oversees Italy's partly privatized Cinecitta Studios.
China will play prominently at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival as protagonist of its Open Doors co-production mart.
Universal Pictures has appointed David Moscato managing director of its Italian homevid unit, Universal Pictures Italy, in a move further underscoring Italy's importance for the Hollywood studio.
Sophia Loren will star in a TV biopic chronicling her rise from poverty to international acclaim.
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…