Nanni Moretti last week gave Italy's shifting festival landscape a tectonic jolt. The helmer accepted a surprise invitation to head the Turin Film Festival, rousing almost everyone in Italo industry…
The B.O. share for local movies remained unvaried in Italy in 2006, a lackluster year during which most Italo titles took unexpected beatings.
Helmer Nanni Moretti is the new artistic topper of the Turin Film Festival, Italy's preeminent international event dedicated to young helmers and edgy fare.
Long known as an ardent movie buff who likes to lunch with Hollywood stars, Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni has himself become a hot cinematic commodity.
Most Italian bizzers are jazzed that native son Gabriele Muccino's "The Pursuit of Happyness" is in the spotlight in the U.S.
In an unprecedented ruling, top Italo broadcasters RAI and Mediaset have been fined by the country's media regulator for airing blasphemous expletives during "Celebrity Survivor" and "Big Brother."
American casting director Shaila Rubin, who worked on several notable U.S. productions shot in Italy, including "The Passion of the Christ," and also on big local pics such as Roberto Benigni's "Life…
Have the Venice and Rome film fests put rancor to rest? Italo culture czar Francesco Rutelli recently sat down with head honchos from the two high-profile events, which unspool too close for comfort…
Italy is on cloud nine over news that Ennio Morricone will receive an honorary nod at the 79th Academy Awards. And, of course, so is the composer-conductor himself.
In the first distribution deal for U.S. helmer Abel Ferrara's "Go Go Tales," Spain's Filmax has acquired Spanish rights to the screwball comedy starring Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, and…