New Italo culture czar Francesco Rutelli has fired the executive board of Cinecitta Holding, parent company of Rome's Cinecitta Studios, where HBO's "Rome" skein is shooting, claiming widescale…
A tribute to Sean Connery -- one of several events to feature the thesp -- will kick off the first RomeFilmFest on Oct. 13.
The world preem of Warner Independent Pictures' Truman Capote biopic "Infamous" will open Horizons, the Venice Film Festival section dedicated to cutting-edge cinema, on Aug. 31.
In the Italo arthouse jungle, where life isn't getting any easier, BIM Distribuzione topper Valerio De Paolis has honed a killer instinct for Palms, Lions, and Bears.
Italo pubcaster RAI has appointed Claudio Cappon, a widely respected exec. and TV producer, as its new director general.
Rupert Murdoch-owned paybox Sky Italia has pacted with Italo multimedia group L'Espresso to carry its local MTV rival All Music plus several radio stations.
With seven weeks to go before the Venice Film Festival lineup is announced on July 31, the Lido slate is beginning to take shape. Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute" has already been confirmed, along…
French thesp Catherine Deneuve will head the jury of the upcoming 63rd Venice Film Festival, where Kenneth Branagh's movie adaptation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" will world preem.
Looking to revive the Italian slasher genre dear to Quentin Tarantino, state film entity Istituto Luce will co-produce and release locally an ultraviolent pic package including new works by cult vets…
After composing some 450 movie scores, Ennio Morricone has scaled the heights of Italy's highbrow music establishment: He's landed a gig to conduct Milan's La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra on an…
Leo Pescarolo, the Italian producer known for shepherding quality pics of different genres and also for his gourmet cuisine, died Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco, of respiratory failure due to asthma. He…