Hollywood may have sneered when Mel Gibson, in September 2002, preceded by a somersaulting dwarf, walked into a packed press conference room at Rome's Cinecitta Studios, lit a cigarette and announced…
Former Locarno film fest topper Marco Muller was confirmed as director of the Venice Intl. Film Festival on Thursday and given a four-year mandate, ending a crisis that had been crippling the Lido.
Former Locarno film fest topper Marco Muller is poised to take over the top spot at the Venice Film Fest, replacing artistic director Moritz de Hadeln.
Marco Bellocchio's "Good Morning, Night," Marco Tullio Giordana's "Best of Youth" and Paolo Virzi's "Caterina Goes to Town" are top contenders for Italy's Nastri d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) film…
Italy's Lux Vide, the prolific producer of predominantly religious telepics including "The Bible" series, is taking a leaf out of HBO's book and branching out into movies for theatrical distribution.
Milan-based film mart Mifed has conceded defeat in its timeslot battle against the fall edition of the American Film Market. It has relinquished its usual November date, poached for the first time…
Some indie product is having no trouble scoring at the Italian B.O. despite a deluge of blockbuster studio fare.
Call it "Exorcist: A Second Beginning."
A controversial law decree that will save Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Rete 4 station from a court-ordered blackout was rammed through Italy's Parliament on Tuesday.
The city of Rome, Cinecitta Studios and a consortium of local audiovisual industries will revamp the capital's faltering film commission to lure more film and TV coin.
Italy's upper house of Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, has tapped former banker Davide Croff as prexy of the Venice Biennale, a breakthrough in the politics paralyzing the Venice Intl. Film…