In the Italo arthouse jungle, where life isn't getting any easier, BIM Distribuzione topper Valerio De Paolis has honed a killer instinct for Palms, Lions, and Bears.
Italo pubcaster RAI has appointed Claudio Cappon, a widely respected exec. and TV producer, as its new director general.
Rupert Murdoch-owned paybox Sky Italia has pacted with Italo multimedia group L'Espresso to carry its local MTV rival All Music plus several radio stations.
With seven weeks to go before the Venice Film Festival lineup is announced on July 31, the Lido slate is beginning to take shape. Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute" has already been confirmed, along…
French thesp Catherine Deneuve will head the jury of the upcoming 63rd Venice Film Festival, where Kenneth Branagh's movie adaptation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" will world preem.
Looking to revive the Italian slasher genre dear to Quentin Tarantino, state film entity Istituto Luce will co-produce and release locally an ultraviolent pic package including new works by cult vets…
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.