U.S. helmer Abel Ferrara will shoot an Italo noir set in Naples, based on Italian novel "Pericle il Nero" (Pericles the Black Man). Pic will revisit Ferrara's cult cop pic "Bad Lieutenant," according…
Silvio Berlusconi's prospects of making a swift comeback as Italian prime minister evaporated Wednesday when the government of Romano Prodi won a Senate confidence vote expected to ensure its…
Italy's Silver Ribbon film nods have resumed their link with the Taormina Film Festival, in a profile-boosting move for the Sicilian fest being reshaped by new artistic topper Deborah Young.
Italo helmers, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Gabriele Muccino and Gabriele Salvatores, are lobbying for former Venice topper Alberto Barbera to be appointed film czar at pubcaster RAI.
Silvio Berlusconi and his Mediaset TV empire had a rollercoaster ride last week. First, tax police searched offices of the broadcaster's Fininvest holding company in Milan where Berlusconi is facing…
Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset TV empire looks likely to benefit from Italy's sudden government crisis, which President Giorgio Napolitano began to try to resolve with a first round of talks Thursday.
In a move that could put Silvio Berlusconi back in the premier's seat, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigned Wednesday after Italy's center-left government lost a crucial vote, triggering a…
Honorary Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone has been appointed board member of the Rome/Lazio Film Commission as part of a push to lure more international productions to the Eternal City and the…
RAI Cinema has acquired rights for Italy to "The Golden Compass" from New Line. First installment in the trilogy, which echoes "The Lord of the Rings," will be a Christmas 2007 Italian release…
Rome mayor Walter Veltroni jetted to Los Angeles last week on an official visit that had more to do with film fest power plays than municipal diplomacy.
Bernardo Bertolucci, Gabriele Muccino, Gianni Amelio, and Gabriele Salvatores are among 123 Italian helmers demanding to have their say in the appointment of RAI's new movie czar via an open letter…