On a balmy Friday night in May in a gigantic tent-theater pitched near Rome's main courthouse, Roberto Benigni is reciting from Dante's Divine Comedy, verbally waltzing through the Inferno's fifth…
Pursuing its ambitions to gain hold of a European distribution network, Gaul's Wild Bunch is negotiating a pact with Italy's BIM Distribuzione under which the two companies would jointly acquire…
The Venice Film Festival is gearing up for a high-profile edition, with Zhang Yimou on board as jury prexy and Robert Zemekis' 3-D "Beowulf" leading a Hollywood-heavy pack of titles tipped to unspool.
Stateside dramas "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" don't play on the top channels, but that doesn't mean Italian buyers from webs both free and pay aren't hot for the latest Hollywood series.
After decades of disaffection, Italo audiences are sparking to homegrown movies again in numbers unseen since the glory days of Fellini and Antonioni. The box office is up 23% year-on-year for the…
If you're looking to acquire a title hailing from Italy this Cannes, chances are you won't spend much time in the offices of the half-dozen Italo sales agents dotted up and down the Croisette.
Italian auds will soon be getting their first Hollywood summer in a distribution breakthrough, which is expected to fire up box office growth all year- round. Beach-blessed Italy has in the past…
In a land where financing a movie out of your own pocket is unheard of, producer Aurelio De Laurentiis sticks out like Mount Vesuvius, the active volcano overlooking his native Naples.
Before Riccardo Tozzi launched his shingle Cattleya with the aim of churning out a new breed of Italian movies that could recapture local auds, many Italian teenagers had never seen a single…
Projects in various stages of production
Will Silvio Berlusconi's Endemol purchase, in partnership with its founder John de Mol, shake up Italy's TV landscape by destabilizing the dynamics of the country's notoriously entrenched duopoly?