Italo film buffs are so happy Nanni Moretti is back as topper of the Turin Film Festival that they're starting to compare the helmer and his small cutting-edge fest to Robert Redford and Sundance.
U.S. imports "Blood Diamond" and "Dreamgirls," both propelled by Oscar buzz, begin their assault on the European box office this weekend. In Gaul and Italy, the pair face tough opposition from local…
Nanni Moretti debuted as Turin Film Festival topper on Thursday claiming he has no intention of entering in competition with Venice or Rome and vowing to preserve the rigorously indie spirit of the…
Nanni Moretti is back on board as topper of the Turin Film Festival. Italian helmer abruptly ankled the post in December, just two days after being appointed, claiming a power struggle would have…
Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset has taken legal action against Italy's soccer league, claiming there has been a depreciation in value of TV rights following a game-rigging scandal.
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…