It's been a tough week for Italy's Prime Minister and TV tycoon Silvio Berlusconi.
Moritz de Hadeln's reappointment at the Venice Intl. Film Festival's helm has been put on hold until next year due to a combination of bureaucracy and bickering that leaves him hanging in the balance.
Italy's Mifed market has set up management company Audiovisual Industry Promotion as it forges ahead with its revamp and fights off the threat from the AFM, which is moving into the Milan mart's…
Marking a radical departure from his customary dark dramas, Abel Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant") will shoot "Go Go Tales," a screwball comedy about a Manhattan lap dance club starring Harvey Keitel and…
Italy's president, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, has dealt Silvio Berlusconi's government a humiliating blow by refusing to sign into law a controversial bill the prime minister's critics say would boost his…
Pope John Paul II has been given a private sneak preview of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" -- at least that's the word at the Vatican.
Hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill blasted the Catholic Church from a stage customarily used by the Pope on Saturday when she accused high-ranking Holy See officials of being "corrupt" and said they should…
The drama is supposed to be onscreen. But the awkward convergence of Italian politics and cinema this year is setting up a dramatic conflict over the future of the Venice Film Festival.
A proliferation of movie screens failed to fire up Italian admissions in 2003, tallying 74,376,190 tickets sold between January and November, a slight drop compared with the same frame last year.
A controversial media law that will benefit Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset has been passed in the Italian Senate by the TV-tycoon-turned-prime minister's conservative majority.
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Lucy1Daily:$5.0M Cumulative:$48.9M Universal Pictures -57.86%
Hercules2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Paramount Pictures -60.81%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$174.7M Fox -58.37%