Having relinquished its timeslot to the American Film Market, Milan's Mifed mart is fighting back, moving to conquer new markets, namely Russia, the Mediterranean basin and even China.
Helmer Roland Joffe is set to shoot "Marlowe," a fictionalized biopic of Christopher Marlowe, the British dramatist believed by some to have been Shakespeare's ghostwriter.
Academy Award-winning Italian director Gabriele Salvatores ("Mediterraneo") has "The Rules of Love" -- which is being billed as his first English-lingo project -- in the works, with shooting skedded…
Despite a lingering lack of pay TV coin, independent distribs are pretty perky in Italy, where the box office blahs plaguing most of Europe have struck only lightly and auds have shown a healthy…
2004 is shaping up as a pretty good year for Domenico Procacci. In January, the Italo producer with a bent for English-language pics acquired control of the U.K.'s Civilian Content.
RAI president Lucia Annunziata's contentious resignation on May 4, 14 months after becoming head of the pubcaster's board -- which she blasted as a "mere mailbox" for requests from Silvio…
RAI president Lucia Annunziata ankled the pubcaster Tuesday after just 14 months to protest what she calls the Silvio Berlusconi-led conservative coalition government's attempts to take full control…
The Italian Parliament has endorsed controversial media legislation set to radically deregulate the country's airwaves and bolster the dominant position of TV tycoon and Prime Minister Silvio…
Marco Muller, new artistic director of the Venice Film Festival, outlined his vision for the 61st event Wednesday: a slimmed-down affair featuring more Hollywood pics and fewer prizes.
The potentially alluring provincial world of Italian ballroom dancing fails to waltz to life in "Every Time You Go Away." Jumbled romantic comedy takes its cue from "Strictly Ballroom," but, unlike…
Half a century after William Wyler shot "Roman Holiday" in the Eternal City, "Roman Holiday," the stage musical, is doing boffo biz in Italy.