Franco-Tunisian producer Tarak Ben Ammar is poised to raise his stake in Italian TV production company Lux Vide. Move follows his recent acquisition of Italo film distrib Eagle Pictures.
Italian producer Angelo Barbagallo has boarded Abbas Kiarostami's "The Certified Copy," starring Juliette Binoche. Pic is set to start shooting in March in Tuscany.
In the 1980s Silvio Berlusconi broke pubcaster RAI's broadcasting monopoly by launching commercial TV in Italy. Now his son Piersilvio is breaking Rupert Murdoch's monopoly on Italo pay TV.
Silvio Berlusconi is back in the running to become Italy's prime minister following the fall Thursday of the center-left government headed by Romano Prodi, who defeated the Italian media mogul in the…
The Locarno Intl. Film Festival will focus on cinema from Latin America in the Open Doors co-production mart.
Silvio Berlusconi is poised to return to power in Italy following the eruption of a parliamentary crisis, which is causing the center-left Italian government to vacillate on the brink of collapse.
The Rome Film Festival has bowed to pressure from Italy's film community over its contentiously close dates with Venice by pushing its sked back to Oct. 22-31.
Mediaset is launching three digital terrestrial pay TV channels in Italy in a move that will place the Silvio Berlusconi-controlled web in direct competition with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia.
Marco Mueller has been reappointed topper of the Venice Film Festival for four years in a move that affords the Lido stability and bolsters its status while its infrastructure undergoes a makeover.
Italo horror-meister Dario Argento will shoot "Giallo," an English-language homage to the genre that made him a cult helmer, with Vincent Gallo, and Argento's daughter Asia Argento attached to star.
Italy's 2007 sell-through homevid market was worth $600 million, up 2.1% from 2006.