Italo helmers, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Gabriele Muccino and Gabriele Salvatores, are lobbying for former Venice topper Alberto Barbera to be appointed film czar at pubcaster RAI.
Silvio Berlusconi and his Mediaset TV empire had a rollercoaster ride last week. First, tax police searched offices of the broadcaster's Fininvest holding company in Milan where Berlusconi is facing…
Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset TV empire looks likely to benefit from Italy's sudden government crisis, which President Giorgio Napolitano began to try to resolve with a first round of talks Thursday.
In a move that could put Silvio Berlusconi back in the premier's seat, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigned Wednesday after Italy's center-left government lost a crucial vote, triggering a…
Honorary Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone has been appointed board member of the Rome/Lazio Film Commission as part of a push to lure more international productions to the Eternal City and the…
RAI Cinema has acquired rights for Italy to "The Golden Compass" from New Line. First installment in the trilogy, which echoes "The Lord of the Rings," will be a Christmas 2007 Italian release…
Rome mayor Walter Veltroni jetted to Los Angeles last week on an official visit that had more to do with film fest power plays than municipal diplomacy.
Bernardo Bertolucci, Gabriele Muccino, Gianni Amelio, and Gabriele Salvatores are among 123 Italian helmers demanding to have their say in the appointment of RAI's new movie czar via an open letter…
Italy's highest criminal court has ruled that Silvio Berlusconi will face a retrial in a corruption case, marking the ninth trial the former prime minister and Mediaset owner will stand on charges of…
In what is being touted as Opus Dei's answer to "The Da Vinci Code" Italy's Lux Vide and Opus Dei are developing a theatrical biopic about Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the onetime secretive…