The world preem of Brian De Palma's James Ellroy adaptation "The Black Dahlia" will open the 63rd Venice Film Festival in competition on Aug. 30. Based on the 1947 L.A. murder of aspiring actress…
U.S. helmer/scribe Dito Montiel's Queens-set memoir "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," will be among seven first features unspooling at the Venice Intl. Film Festival's 21st Critics Week. Protag…
The European Union is challenging the legality of Italian TV laws passed by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The European Commission on Wednesday fired off a missive to Italo prime minister…
U.S. investment firm State Street Global Investments has bought a 25% stake in Italo TV production company Lux Vide. Restructure is intended to boost the international profile of the religious skein…
Forging Teutonic ties, Rome's nascent RomeFilmFest, which runs Oct. 13-21, has set up Oct. 17 as German Day to showcase a crop of Teuton pics to international buyers and the public.
As Italy's national soccer team was winning the World Cup in Germany, a tribunal convened by the Italian Football Federation was probing a match-fixing scandal that has rocked the national league.
Forging Teutonic ties, Rome's nascent RomeFilmFest has set up a German Day, on Oct. 17, meant to showcase a crop of German pics both to international buyers and the public.
RAI Cinema prexy Giancarlo Leone has been appointed deputy director in charge of all content at Italo pubcaster RAI. In addition to film, he now will oversee TV drama, serials and sports rights, and…
Based on overseas ratings, soccer is indeed king. And America, while having come a long way, still has some catching up to do. Italy's win in Sunday's final against France scored a record aud, while…
Striking a note of friendly competition, the Venice Film Festival and the nascent RomeFilmFest are collaborating on centennial tributes to Roberto Rossellini and Luchino Visconti and on a homage to…