Italian B.O. dropped a dramatic 17.8% to e253 million ($307 million) between January and mid-June compared with the same period in 2004, which was a bumper year. Admissions fell 18% to 42.7 million…
Helmers Wim Wenders and Abbas Kiarostami will be honored with career Golden Leopards at the 58th Locarno Film Festival, which runs Aug. 3-13.
Italy's new communications minister, Mario Landolfi, has abandoned plans to partially privatize pubcaster RAI. Rothschild and Italo investment bank UniCredit had been prepping the IPO since December…
Italy's anti-trust regulator has given the go-ahead for Mediaset to acquire local channel Canale D, in a move that will expand the digital domain of the Silvio Berlusconi-controlled web.
Italy is trying to come up with something that could compensate for Mifed's demise. And, in so doing, their efforts could rattle Venice, stirring the fest to fast track plans for a market.
A run-of-the mill romantic comedy centered on a love-crazed girl who hires an actor to disrupt her best friend's wedding plans, "Perfect Man" is a formulaic four-hander that's a remake of Spanish…
A mixed bag of titles, ranging from the Italo preem of Warner Bros.' big-budget "Batman Begins" to U.S. surreal thriller "Limbo," a first feature made for $9,000 by Nigerian helmer Thomas Ikimi, will…
RAI journalists and sportscasters went on a one-day strike Saturday in a protest against management at the Italo pubcaster, whose designated prexy, Andrea Monorchio, was rejected by Parliament…
Is the medium the message for Silvio Berlusconi? Italy's TV-tycoon-turned prime minister has come under fire after a report claimed the government spent 92.2% of an estimated E5.3 million ($6.4…
Italy has selected the bureaucrat formerly in charge of administering the country's finances as prexy of pubcaster RAI. The choice of Andrea Monorchio is a surprise as appointment to the post, along…