The Vatican is getting into the legit biz. It's backing a stage musical on the life of the Virgin Mary titled "Mary of Nazareth: A Story That Continues," toplined by former Miss Italy contestant and…
Italo film critic Gian Luigi Rondi took the reins of the Rome Film Festival on Thursday vowing to give the 2-year-old event an identity distinct from Venice and to boost both its market and its ties…
Italy's new Silvio Berlusconi-led government is vowing to step up efforts behind an ongoing largely futile battle to fight the country's rampant piracy plague.
Cinecitta Holding, the parent company of Rome's Cinecitta Studios, is set to undergo a draconian restructuring under Italo film czar Gaetano Blandini, who has been put in charge of the financially…
Dino Risi, an undisputed master of Italy's postwar Commedia all'Italiana genre and the Oscar-nominated writer behind the original "Scent of a Woman," which he also directed, and other classics…
The Rome Film Festival hasn't got its new topper -- yet. Monday's press conference to announce Gian Luigi Rondi's appointment as prexy was postponed to Wednesday, to wait for the fest board to give…
Mafia-themed movies are making news in Italy, but politicos aren't so happy about the image of the country they're presenting to the world.
Their zealous pursuit of celebs usually renders them the object of scorn, but Italy's most famous paparazzo Rino Barillari is being hailed as a hero.
Paolo Virzi's telemarketing satire "Her Whole Life Ahead of Her" took the top nod at Italy's Nastri D'Argento (Silver Ribbons), the country's oldest film awards.
Italo film critic Gian Luigi Rondi, a former Venice topper long known to have a conservative bent, has been tapped to replace Goffredo Bettini as president of the Rome Film Festival.
Turkish cinema will take centerstage at the 54th Taormina Film Festival, where movies from the Mediterreanean basin will loom large while Hollywood offerings are slim and Italian fare is notably…