The Babelgum Online Film Festival is kicking off its second edition with more than 600 professionally produced short films viewable via both fixed and mobile broadband.
Italy's movie market is proving relatively recession-proof with a slight 4% box office slump in 2008 following a banner 2007, which means buyers are going into the European Film Market on an upbeat…
William Friedkin has inconveniently pulled out of directing "An Inconvenient Truth" at Milan's La Scala opera house.
Is Federico Fellini's legacy cherished more by Hollywood than it is by Italy? An exhibition titled "Fellini's Book of Dreams," just opened at Academy headquarters in Beverly Hills. And in Rome, Rob…
Venice Film Festival topper Marco Mueller will serve jury duty at Lisbon's IndieLisboa, Portugal's increasingly prominent film festival.
In a watershed Italian IPTV pact, RAI Cinema and broadband operator Fastweb have inked an on-demand deal that includes firstrun rights to Hollywood blockbusters "Sex and the City" and "Mr. and Mrs…
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.