Rancor is rising between the Berlin and Rome film fests following recent remarks by Berlin topper Dieter Kosslick accusing Rome of running through Hollywood with a checkbook to buy star presence.
Italo publisher Gruppo De Agostini has entered the TV arena by acquiring a controlling stake in Magnolia, the production company that brings "Celebrity Survivor" to Italians.
Carlo Ponti, the prolific Italian producer of classics such as "Dr. Zhivago," "Blowup" and "Two Women," for which his wife, Sophia Loren, won an Oscar, died Tuesday in Geneva. He was 94.
Former Venice topper Felice Laudadio has been appointed artistic director of the new RomeFictionFest dedicated to TV drama, which is being organized as a sister event to the Eternal City's…
American casting director Shaila Rubin, who worked on several U.S. productions shot in Italy, including "The Passion of the Christ," and also on local pics such as Roberto Benigni's "Life Is…
A national outcry in Italy over the release of "Apocalypto" with an unrestricted rating prompted a Rome court to rule Monday that Italo kids under 14 will not be admitted to see the Mayan…
Italy has introduced long awaited tax breaks to support emerging local recording artists in a move being cheered by Europe's indie music labels as a watershed in giving new talent a boost.
Nanni Moretti's tenure as artistic director of the Turin Film Festival may be one for the Guinness Book of World Records.
A storm is mounting over "Apocalypto" in Italy where a decision to release Mel Gibson's ultraviolent pic with a general admission rating is prompting cries in parliament for a censorship board…
Mikado, the Italo arthouse shingle run for the past 25 years by founding partners Roberto Cicutto and Luigi Musini, has been sold to publisher Gruppo DeAgostini, which will take over its management.
Helmer Nanni Moretti has ankled as topper of the Turin Film Festival, just two days after his appointment exacerbated a power struggle over control of the Italo event dedicated to young directors.