The Locarno Intl. Film Festival has announced that Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, winner of the 2006 Venice Golden Lion with "Still Life," will be among jury members of its upcoming edition.
Oscar-nommed Italo helmer Cristina Comencini will shoot "Black and White," an interracial romancer set in contempo Italy with Senegalese-born Gallic actress Aissa Maiga ("Bamako") attached to star.
The Venice Film Festival is forging ahead with its announced new Palazzo del Cinema, having secured partial funding for the futuristic new Lido digs from the Italian government.
The Venice Film Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an homage to Alexander Kluge, the 75-year-old Teutonic filmmaker considered the father of the 1960s New German Cinema movement.
Italy's indie distributors will be treading cautiously in Cannes, despite a 22% year-on-year rise in local box office in the first quarter of 2007.
Silvio Berlusconi-controlled Mediaset posted a 14% first-quarter drop in net profit to Euros 124.5 million ($168.7 million), citing a 7.3% decline in advertising.
Giuseppe Tornatore's white slavery noir "The Unknown" leads the race for Italy's 51st David di Donatello prizes, with 12 nominations, closely trailed by two other leading contenders.
Hot Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino will shoot "Il Divo," a portrait of controversial Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, the country's seven-time former prime minister, tried for Mafia ties and…
New conflict-of-interest legislation being mulled by Italy's parliament could force Silvio Berlusconi to choose between his political career and direct control of his Mediaset TV empire.
As Cinecitta celebrates its 70th anniversary, key changes are under way at the Rome studio that is struggling to attract foreign productions.
As Cinecitta celebrates its 70th anniversary, key changes are underway at the Rome studios which are currently struggling to attract foreign productions.