For most of the 1980s and 1990s, Italo TV viewers were glued to their screens by "The Octopus," a spellbinding skein in which a fictional cop fought the Cosa Nostra.
Venice Film Fest topper Marco Muller is among international industryites headed for the Beirut Film Fest, which kicks off today (Oct. 4).
Emanuele Crialese's Ellis Island immigration drama "Golden Door" is Italy's candidate for a foreign-language Oscar nomination.
A mix of populist pics and more eclectic fare, with a decidedly European bent, characterizes the ambitious RomeFilmFest's first edition lineup. While organizers said preems were not their top…
The European preem of Lionsgate's "Akeelah and the Bee" and other Tribeca fest titles such as Zackary Adler's "I'm Reed Fish" and Morgan J. Freeman's "Just Like the Son" are among 16 pics unspooling…
In what many Italians consider the first tangible sign of Silvio Berlusconi's electoral defeat in April, leftist political talkshow host Michele Santoro is back on RAI with a primetime program four…
With a week to go before the RomeFilmFest unveils the lineup for its first edition, European launches of Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" and Zhang Yimou's "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles" are…
Boosted by its plaudits a-plenty Venice outing, Stephen Frears' "The Queen" has bowed solidly in the European theatrical arena, keeping its head held high at home, and drawing blue-blooded B.O. in…
Telecom Italia chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera got the surprise of his career last week when sensitive details about a series of ongoing negotiations with News Corp., Time Warner and General…
Endemol Italia and RAI are taking legal action against Mediaset, claiming the Silvio Berlusconi-controlled commercial broadcaster has illegally cloned its popular "Deal or No Deal" gameshow format…