"Hairspray" will unspool at the 60th Locarno Intl. Film Festival.
Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset is tightening its grip on content producers Endemol and Medusa.
The RomeFilmFest is going for Gallic flair, opening with Alain Corneau's gangster pic remake "Le deuxieme souffle" ("Second Breath"), for which stars Monica Bellucci and Daniel Auteuil are expected…
Spike Lee engaged the Italian press with some anti-Hollywood ranting as he unveiled his WWII project about the plight of black American soldiers fighting the German army in Tuscany.
The upcoming Locarno Intl. Film Festival will focus on cinema from the Middle East in its Open Doors co-production mart, which has selected 13 projects coming from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon…
"Grand Theft Auto" publisher Rockstar Games is delaying its latest controversial game, "Manhunt 2," after it was banned by three European countries and slapped with an "AO" -- adults only -- rating…
RAI Cinema has a trio of new head honchos heading for its executive suites, led by Caterina D'Amico, a dean of Italy's national film school, appointed to the main operative post at pubcaster RAI's…
The Locarno Film Festival is assembling a strong Italian component for its upcoming edition, which will honor the grand dames of cinema Italiano, from Alida Valli to Asia Argento, alongside plans to…
Italo producer Domenico Procacci has lured helmer Ferzan Ozpetek to shoot "Un Giorno Perfetto" (A Perfect Day), a multiple-strand drama set during the course of 24 hours in present-day Rome, based on…
Bernardo Bertolucci will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with a special Golden Lion established for the Lido's 75th anniversary.
Aurelio De Laurentiis has scored -- literally. Just three years after acquiring the Napoli soccer team, the Neapolitan pic producer's moolah and motivation have spurred the club to earn a place back…