Helmer Jon Avnet is readying "I Kill," a serial-killer thriller based on an Italian bestseller of the same name. Avnet has almost finished penning the final draft of the script, reworking a first…
An Italian fascination with life behind bars is breeding a burst of edgy TV shows using video cameras inside Italo prisons in pretty unusual ways.
UN-sponsored eco-themed film fest Desert Nights: Tales From the Desert kicks off in Rome Friday, just as Hollywood has developed a taste for green themes.
Elmore Leonard will be feted by Italy's Noir in Festival, dedicated to movies and books broadly belonging to the noir genre. The 15th edition will be held Dec. 5-11 in the Alpine resort of Courmayeur.
Italy's main movie industry orgs agreed Monday to open up the window between a film's theatrical and homevideo releases from 12 to 15 weeks but stopped short of making the decision binding.
"The Nativity Story" world preemed Sunday in the Vatican's Paolo VI Hall, marking the first time a feature film launched from the Holy See. Event was "a marketing dream come true," said New Line's…
Rome will host a high-profile international event dedicated to TV drama with July 2-7, 2007, set as the dates for its debut edition being launched in close collaboration with the Eternal City's…
The Venice Film Festival will be tubthumping Italian cinema in Moscow and in several Brazilian cities to strengthen its status as a local industry driver.
As Silvio Berlusconi faced his ninth trial Tuesday on charges of financial wrongdoing in connection with his Mediaset TV empire, Italy's media mogul and former prime minister was quoted as saying he…
Hostilities are rife at TelePace, or Peace TV, the broadcaster with Vatican ties, that until recently beamed daily coverage of the pope's prayers and pronouncements into Catholic households from…
Bidding for Teutonic broadcaster ProSiebenSat 1, which is owned by a group led by U.S. billionaire Haim Saban, is entering its final stages, with Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset excluded from the…