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…
Francis Ford Coppola, in Cannes as "Marie Antoinette" exec-producer, has completed principal photography in Romania on his low-budget artistic rejuvenation project "Youth Without Youth."
Italo helmer Marco Tullio Giordana ("Best of Youth") will tackle the true tale of Fascist-era movie star couple Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferida in a potentially controversial TV biopic.
Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino's loan-shark pic "The Family Friend," which unspools here today in competition, has sparked a spat in Italy, peeving exhibitors and pitting rival local powerhouses…
The Film Commission of Turin is launching Italy's first regional film fund and prepping to spawn an Italo slasher pic revival.
RAI Trade, the sales arm of the Italo pubcaster, is developing its first project for production based on best-seller "A Fortune Teller Told Me," by the late Italo journalist Tiziano Terzani.
Mexican helmer Guillermo del Toro, who has fantasy "Pan's Labyrinth" in the Cannes competish, Italo thesp Stefania Rocca and Iran's Mohsen Makhmalbaf will round out the Venice Film Festival's Luigi…