Al Pacino and a Brazilian bash on the Piazza Navona kicked off the third Rome Film Festival on Wednesday amid hopes the event will boost the Italian industry and consolidate Rome's standing as a…
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi-led government is selling off its stake in Rome's Cinecitta Studios, completing the privatization of the historic facilities and ending an era in Italo film.
The Coen brothers and Woody Allen were the toast of the European box office this weekend.
Italy and Cuba have signed a co-production agreement under which Silvio Berlusconi-owned Medusa is expected to shoot a comedy by Italo helmer Paolo Virzi on the Caribbean isle.
Film festivals have traditionally been an oasis, a heady escape for artists and dealmakers removed from real-world concerns. No longer. The financial crisis is hitting some U.S. film festivals -- and…
In Italy the mob and movies are getting caught up in a loop, with life imitating art imitating life. Police are sweating over a report in last week's La Repubblica that the Neapolitan mafia has set…
The road leading to the third Rome Film Festival has been rockier than the Appian Way. Everywhere in the world, contingency factors shape fest lineups: release strategies, the crowded fest calendar…
Rome's Business Street market should really not be seen as an attempt to make up for the demise of Milan's once-mighty Mifed, though the budding bazaar is certainly helping the local industry recover…
Italy's national film entity, Istituto Luce, and Italo pubcaster RAI are merging their archives to create a library of historic clips and docus, which RAI's sales arm RAI Trade will sell…
Helmer Oliver Stone's "W." will open the 26th Turin Film Festival, a major coup for the respected Italo independent event headed by helmer-thesp Nanni Moretti.
A film about a bevy of lively ladies over 80 being catered to by a boyish middle-aged boozer is doing gangbuster biz at the Italo box office and becoming an international cause celebre.