Is a Silvio sequel really what Italians want? Italy's entertainment biz is holding its breath before Sunday and Monday's election, which pits TV mogul and former two-time prime minister Silvio…
Italy's northeastern corner packs a triple punch when it comes to heavyweight fests.
Sabrina Baracetti, who is the face of the Udine Far East Film Fest, certainly reps an anomaly in Italy where big egos are the norm and cults of personality run rampant.
For Thomas Bertacche, being a film buff in a small city in Italy's northeast is no reason not to think big. But that doesn't mean you should ever let your head swell.
Because it's set entirely in Rome, the Eternal City is a must-shoot location for Sony's "Da Vinci Code" sequel, "Angels and Demons," which rolls June 5.
Japanese horrormeister Hideo Nakata's "L: Change the World" will open Italy's festival of Far East Film in Udine. Fest runs April 18-26.
Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai will receive the Leopard of Honor at the 61st Locarno Film Festival.
Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia is launching ESPN's North American Sports Network in Italy in a move that will make Yank sports available to Italians in unprecedented doses.
It's tempting to see the Italian electoral race as a faceoff between Italy's TV and film industries.
Italians will be getting this summer's European Cup soccer on free HD TV courtesy of pubcaster RAI, which is hailing the move as a milestone in Italy's DTT switch.
Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno will play Benito Mussolini's mistress in helmer Marco Bellocchio's previously announced "Vincere," about a child fathered out of wedlock by the 1940s fascist…