Italian state film entity Istituto Luce and Fox Intl. Channels have pacted to co-produce documentaries drawing on the former's vast archives.
Pope John Paul II, who died Saturday, was as much of a global pop-culture icon as Michael Jackson in his heyday and as great a communicator as Ronald Reagan in his.
As Pope John Paul II recovers, a battle of papal biopics is brewing in the Eternal City, pitting Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset against pubcaster RAI, with both networks straddling the line between…
Unearthed celluloid clips of Sardinia's past stir the creative juices of a group of local musicians, who jam as the images unspool, in documentary "Passages of Time." Resonance with world-music…
Making waves in Italy's publishing world, Domenico Procacci's Fandango shingle is beefing up its book side big-time with help from star author Alessandro Baricco, whose novel "Silk" is being spun…
Italy's Communications Authority has slapped multimillion-dollar fines on Mediaset and RAI, claiming the networks have breached advertising revenue caps meant to prevent their domination of the…
As Italy's Senate began a probe Tuesday into the power clash and staff strike crippling Milan's La Scala opera house, conductor-in-residence Riccardo Muti has broken his silence about his part in the…
As TV crews descend upon the Eternal City to report on the ailing Pope John Paul II, spots from which their cameras can best view the Vatican are turning into prime real estate.
Reopening its funding faucet after nearly two years, Italy's Culture Ministry has disbursed e13.5 million ($17.7 million) in production subsidies to eight pics including John Boorman's "Memoirs of…
A real life Italian opera buffa is playing out at Milan's venerable La Scala opera house. Carlo Fontana, top exec of the world-famous theater, has been sacked by its board over "differences" with La…