Hot Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino will shoot "Il Divo," a portrait of controversial Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, the country's seven-time former prime minister, tried for Mafia ties and…
New conflict-of-interest legislation being mulled by Italy's parliament could force Silvio Berlusconi to choose between his political career and direct control of his Mediaset TV empire.
As Cinecitta celebrates its 70th anniversary, key changes are under way at the Rome studio that is struggling to attract foreign productions.
As Cinecitta celebrates its 70th anniversary, key changes are underway at the Rome studios which are currently struggling to attract foreign productions.
In its first day of release in 16 markets, Sony's "Spider-Man 3" saw the biggest opening day ever in 10, setting records across Asia and Europe.
In a deft stroke of festival diplomacy, Robert De Niro recently invited Rome's movie-loving mayor, Walter Veltroni, to be a Tribeca jury member. "We understand that political engagements could limit…
Roman Polanski's "Pompeii" is percolating. Italy's RAI Cinema has acquired all Italian rights to the historical tentpole set against the backdrop of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption, and Spain's…
Will the upcoming global onslaught of Hollywood tentpoles end Italy's traditional summer hiatus for good, and act as a catalyst to stimulate the country's stunted box office year-round? Industryites…
Luigi Comencini, the versatile Italian director known for popular postwar comedies including Oscar-nominated "Bread, Love and Dreams" but also praised for his special sensitivity in depicting the…
Though "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" are going strong in Italy, it's local fiction that continues to consistently grab auds. Terrestrial players like RAI and Mediaset won't be in hot pursuit of the…
Like intercontinental wars of the past, Western Europe is battling with its Eastern cousins -- but this time it's not for land but for the lion's share of big-budget film productions.