Claudio Petruccioli has been appointed prexy of Italo pubcaster RAI, ending a 15-month management crisis at the country's top web. A senator and prominent member of Italy's Democratic Party of the…
Gondola loads of Chinese and Far East features and a slew of star-studded U.S. pics -- albeit fewer from the Hollywood majors -- fill a slimmed-down lineup at the upcoming 62nd Venice Film Festival.
Three pics from the States -- all with non-U.S. natives as central characters -- are among 14 geographically diverse titles set to unspool at the upcoming Venice Film Festival's Venice Days sidebar.
Call it a Hail Mary effort. With piracy accounting for 25% of Italy's music market, the country's recording industry copyright society has stepped up efforts to collect royalties from businesses and…
Italy's new media regulator said Thursday that the duopoly of pubcaster RAI and commercial rival Mediaset could be broken only by the introduction of digital terrestrial TV.
U.S. helmer Rian Johnson's film noir tribute "Brick" will be among seven first works from three continents unspooling at the Venice Film Festival's 20th Critics Week. "Brick," a Sundance standout…
Italy's Warner Village Cinemas is on the block, which could mark the end of Warner Bros.' exhibition biz in Europe. Dresdner Bank is fielding offers for the country's largest exhibition circuit…
Two years after Rupert Murdoch became Italy's sole pay TV player, his Sky Italia paybox and sister company Fox Italia have set up a local film and TV production unit.
A Rome court has ordered Italian movie mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori to sell off part of his exhibition chain to repay debts incurred by his Cecchi Gori Group with an unnamed bank.
The wrangling to find a prexy for pubcaster RAI continued Wednesday after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's rivals warned they would not approve the man put forward for the job.
Romantic comedy "Manual of Love," the only bright note in Italy's slumping box office, has seduced international distribs, scoring theatrical sales to 11 territories, including Germany, Spain and…