Al Gore launched an Italian outpost of Current TV in Rome on Thursday, marking the first localized, non-English-language version of his youth-oriented web.
The Locarno Film Festival will fete U.S. producer Christine Vachon at its 61st edition. Fest will hand her the Raimondo Rezzonico prize, which is given to a producer who epitomizes the indie ethos.
Polish supermodel-turned thesp Kasia Smutniak and Italo actor Fabio Troiano will topline "Liberta," Italian helmer Davide Ferrario's musical comedy set in an Italo jailhouse.
Italy's recent right turn, which saw National Alliance leader Gianni Alemanno victorious last week as Rome mayor amid raised-arm Fascist salutes, isn't being saluted with much joy by Italy's film…
Former Turin Film Festival co-topper Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan has boarded the Venice Film Festival as its U.S. programmer.
Oscar-winning Italo tunesmith Nicola Piovani will receive French insignia the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters during a ceremony at the Cannes film fest.
Sunny climes and a disparate batch of largely lightweight titles made for a lame frame at the Euro B.O., especially for Hollywood, but there were some exceptions.
The Rome Film Festival looks set for change after the Silvio Berlusconi-backed candidate on Monday became the Italian capital's first right-wing mayor since World War II.
"Wrestling With a Memory" (Gachi-Boy), Japanese helmer Norihiko Koizumi's sophomore work about a determined wrestler contending with a memory lapse, took the top prize at the 10th Udine Far East Fest.
The Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" will open the 65th Venice Film Festival.
The winds of war are blowing over Rome.
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