Italy's Mifed market has set up management company Audiovisual Industry Promotion as it forges ahead with its revamp and fights off the threat from the AFM, which is moving into the Milan mart's…
Marking a radical departure from his customary dark dramas, Abel Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant") will shoot "Go Go Tales," a screwball comedy about a Manhattan lap dance club starring Harvey Keitel and…
Italy's president, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, has dealt Silvio Berlusconi's government a humiliating blow by refusing to sign into law a controversial bill the prime minister's critics say would boost his…
Pope John Paul II has been given a private sneak preview of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" -- at least that's the word at the Vatican.
Hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill blasted the Catholic Church from a stage customarily used by the Pope on Saturday when she accused high-ranking Holy See officials of being "corrupt" and said they should…
The drama is supposed to be onscreen. But the awkward convergence of Italian politics and cinema this year is setting up a dramatic conflict over the future of the Venice Film Festival.
A proliferation of movie screens failed to fire up Italian admissions in 2003, tallying 74,376,190 tickets sold between January and November, a slight drop compared with the same frame last year.
A controversial media law that will benefit Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset has been passed in the Italian Senate by the TV-tycoon-turned-prime minister's conservative majority.
Mel Gibson has decided that Vatican prelates and Catholic theologians hoping for a sneak preview of "The Passion of Christ" must wait.
Since Benito Mussolini cut the ribbon to launch Cinecitta Studios in 1937, the sprawling facilities just outside Rome have endured despite wild fluctuations in the political climate, the business…
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar