After composing some 450 movie scores, Ennio Morricone has scaled the heights of Italy's highbrow music establishment: He's landed a gig to conduct Milan's La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra on an…
Leo Pescarolo, the Italian producer known for shepherding quality pics of different genres and also for his gourmet cuisine, died Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco, of respiratory failure due to asthma. He…
Francis Ford Coppola, in Cannes as "Marie Antoinette" exec-producer, has completed principal photography in Romania on his low-budget artistic rejuvenation project "Youth Without Youth."
Italo helmer Marco Tullio Giordana ("Best of Youth") will tackle the true tale of Fascist-era movie star couple Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferida in a potentially controversial TV biopic.
Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino's loan-shark pic "The Family Friend," which unspools here today in competition, has sparked a spat in Italy, peeving exhibitors and pitting rival local powerhouses…
The Film Commission of Turin is launching Italy's first regional film fund and prepping to spawn an Italo slasher pic revival.
RAI Trade, the sales arm of the Italo pubcaster, is developing its first project for production based on best-seller "A Fortune Teller Told Me," by the late Italo journalist Tiziano Terzani.
Mexican helmer Guillermo del Toro, who has fantasy "Pan's Labyrinth" in the Cannes competish, Italo thesp Stefania Rocca and Iran's Mohsen Makhmalbaf will round out the Venice Film Festival's Luigi…
Here with his anti-Silvio Berlusconi pic "The Caiman," Italo helmer Nanni Moretti had a cautionary message for those who thought last month's Italian general election may have cleared the country of…
While Al Gore is likely to gain converts to the anti-global-warming cause thanks to the Cannes screening of docu "An Inconvenient Truth," former Locarno Film Festival topper Irene Bignardi is on the…