Following a production hiatus, HBO's ambitious epic "Rome" is forging ahead with an increased budget, a new exec producer and Italo pubcaster RAI on board as associate producer.
Aiming to become a more competitive European production hub, Rome's Cinecitta Studios has closed a long-in-the-works deal to acquire rival Roma Studios for E30 million ($37 million).
Marco Muller today will receive the greenlight to head the Venice Intl. Film Festival for the next three years. Fest parent org the Venice Biennale broadly approved Muller's first edition, which…
New works from Northern Europe dominate the 21st EuropaCinema, which kicks off Monday in Viareggio, on the Tuscan coast.
Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake," the tale of a good Samaritan abortionist, was the Venice Intl. Film Festival's big winner, scooping the Golden Lion and also the best actress nod for Imelda Staunton.
Leading European multiplex operator UGC will open Italy's largest multiplex outside Rome in December, pitting itself up against Warner Village Cinemas as a significant Italo player.
Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto will star in projects by veteran helmers Marco Bellocchio and Gianni Amelio, both skedded to shoot next year.
Mifed topper Carlo Bassi is claiming Americans and Brits are boycotting the Oct. 12-16 Milan film mart in order to go to the AFM in November. Bassi said at the Venice Intl. Film Festival that he has…
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