Tarak Ben Ammar is one step away from acquiring control of Eagle Pictures, the prominent Italian distribbery of Hollywood genre pics, after its co-founders, brothers Stefano and Ciro Dammicco on…
Strike action at Milan's La Scala could jeopardize the upcoming opening night gala at the famed opera house, where workers, musicians and their unions are on the warpath after months of stalled…
Tarak Ben Ammar has acquired a small but significant stake in Rainbow, maker of "Winx Club," the smash Italo kiddie series sold in 90 countries, ahead of the expanding animation studio's planned…
Will Italy's film promo body Filmitalia survive the nth attempt to reconfigure its company structure and, even worse, change its name again? Italy's cinematic community certainly hopes so.
Marco Mueller will be re-appointed artistic director of the Venice Film Festival for four additional years thanks to a move by Italian culture minister Francesco Rutelli, which will give the Lido…
"The Savages," U.S. helmer Tamara Jenkins' sophomore effort, will open the 25th Turin Film Festival, the first headed by auteur Nanni Moretti.
Mediaset posted a modest increase in net profit, up to Euros 372.3 million ($542 million) for the first nine months of 2007, compared with Euros 371.6 million ($541 million) for the same period a…
Enzo Biagi, the venerated Italian TV and newspaper journalist who for more than 40 years was a dinnertime fixture on pubcaster RAI, from which he was famously banned after clashing with Silvio…
Cosa Nostra don Toto Riina has been watching his life story on the tube -- from a high-security Milan jail cell.
Fox Intl. Channels is launching its Fox Crime web into the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a prelude to moving the branded net dedicated to crime, courtroom drama and mystery…
Jason Reitman's zippy comedy "Juno," about a sharp-tongued 16-year-old dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, which ended Saturday.