Italy's honorary Academy Award winner, Ennio Morricone, will be feted by the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion & Food Festival, which runs Feb. 18-24 in L.A.
Italo helmer Saverio Costanzo's "Private" followup "In Memory of Myself" (In Memoria di Me) has been acquired for world sales by Paris-based Scalpel Films, the company set up by Pierre Menahem, a…
The Turin Film Festival hopes to persuade Nanni Moretti to return as topper after the Italo helmer ankled in December, just two days after being appointed, amid a power struggle.
Italy's center-left government has a revolutionary plan for RAI: It wants to change the pubcaster's governance to a BBC-like structure to stop politicians wielding influence over RAI management.
Box office grosses for Hollywood movies grew 17% to $438 million in 2006 in Italy where U.S. titles accounted for 62% of the market, while local pics pulled a 25% share, the same as last year.
Some fraud charges faced by Silvio Berlusconi and U.K. lawyer David Mills have been thrown out due to statute of limitations in the trial with a Hollywood angle against the former Italian premier's…
Rancor is rising between the Berlin and Rome film fests following recent remarks by Berlin topper Dieter Kosslick accusing Rome of running through Hollywood with a checkbook to buy star presence.
Italo publisher Gruppo De Agostini has entered the TV arena by acquiring a controlling stake in Magnolia, the production company that brings "Celebrity Survivor" to Italians.
Carlo Ponti, the prolific Italian producer of classics such as "Dr. Zhivago," "Blowup" and "Two Women," for which his wife, Sophia Loren, won an Oscar, died Tuesday in Geneva. He was 94.
Former Venice topper Felice Laudadio has been appointed artistic director of the new RomeFictionFest dedicated to TV drama, which is being organized as a sister event to the Eternal City's…
American casting director Shaila Rubin, who worked on several U.S. productions shot in Italy, including "The Passion of the Christ," and also on local pics such as Roberto Benigni's "Life Is…