The first Italian Documentary Screenings mini-mart will kick off in Venice on Thursday. Some 30 buyers and commissioning editors, mostly from European webs, will make the trek for the four-day event…
Just as the Independent Film & Television Alliance is hammering out guidelines that its members can use to negotiate rights deals for cell phones and other wireless devices, the issue is causing…
Italian movie screens have seen a slew of indie pics flop lately, so for local distribs going to AFM, "caution" will be the operative word.
Italo song and satire show "RockPolitik" is rocking Italian TV. It's breaking rules, scoring stratospheric ratings, and has greatly peeved media mogul and conservative Prime Minister Silvio…
Helmer Cristina Comencini's incest psychodrama "La bestia nel cuore" (Don't Tell) is Italy's new candidate for foreign-language Oscar consideration after AMPAS rejected "Private" because it's not in…
Having managed to stay afloat and avert the loss of his movie theaters to creditors, Italo movie mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori is now itching to boost his profile as an industry player with several…
While Italy continues its objections to the Academy's nixing of its submission for the foreign-language Oscar race, Russia has quietly announced its own choice, helmer Andrei Kravchuk's "The Italian."
Following the Academy's rejection of "Private" on grounds that the pic is not "predominantly" in Italian, Italo industryites are clamoring for AMPAS to modify its submission rules regarding…
Italian cinemas, theaters and concert halls were shuttered Friday as all sectors of the country's entertainment industry went on strike to protest draconian arts-funding cuts planned by Silvio…