Airing in Italy two weeks after John Paul II's death and as Benedict XVI is elected, Papal biopic "Karol" is scoring record-breaking primetime ratings for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's…
Italy's Lux Vide, the prolific telepic producer of "Mother Teresa" and "The Bible" series, is beefing up operations and venturing into film distribution. It's hired vet exec Claudio Tinari, formerly…
In the latest twist in the crisis crippling Milan's Teatro Alla Scala, the opera house's most prominent benefactor, Mediaset chairman Fedele Confalonieri, has ankled as prexy of its philharmonic…
Ferzan Ozpetek's social drama "Sacred Heart" and Giovanni Veronesi's romantic comedy "Manual of Love" lead the race for Italy's Davide di Donatello film awards, with 12 nominations each.
Slain Dutch helmer Theo van Gogh's "Submission, Part I" will not unspool at the Locarno Film Festival despite demands from local pols to screen the controversial short to defend freedom of expression.
The barrage of news footage covering the death of Pope John Paul II that is being beamed around the world comes, surprisingly, from just one source.
Pope John Paul II's funeral rites in St. Peter's Basilica beamed into TV homes worldwide today via live linkup with Italo pubcaster RAI and the Vatican Television Center (CTV), which have exclusive…
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…