Less than three years after launching Sky Italia, Rupert Murdoch is eyeing an IPO of News Corp.'s budding Italo satcaster.
Italo indie stable Cattleya's push for local auteurs to hatch commercially viable pics fit to play outside national confines is starting to pay off.
CBS telepic "Pope John Paul II" is getting the pontifical treatment in Karol Wojtyla's native Poland, where a custom-made theatrical version preems today with star Jon Voight, helmer John Kent…
Tyro Italo helmer Fausto Brizzi's homework for "Notte prima degli esami" (The Night Before Finals) is paying off at home, where the snappy comedy is the surprise B.O. phenom, outperforming…
Italy's top commercial broadcaster, Mediaset, will post a record net profit of more than E600 million ($716 million) for fiscal 2005, exceeding analysts' forecasts and vastly outperforming its $597…
Mobile phone operator 3 Italia will launch Italy's first mobile TV service in June, just before the start of the soccer World Cup, for which it holds cellphone rights.
The latest Muslim cartoon-controversy -- over a drawing depicting Iranian soccer players doubling as suicide bombers -- took center stage Friday during the press confab for Iranian helmer Jafar…
Italy's RAI Cinema is looking to break into the English-language pic production arena via two projects.
Two years after debuting at the Berlinale as a beefed-up super-structure, Italy's film promo body AIP FilmItalia is being shuttered. But the good news is Italian cinema will continue to benefit from…
Italy's Istituto Luce has boarded Billie August-helmed "Goodbye Bafana," a South Africa-set drama rooted in the real-life rapport that Nelson Mandela developed during his incarceration with his white…
Warner Bros. Italy prexy Paolo Ferrari -- freshly elected topper of Italy's motion picture association ANICA -- plans to radically revamp the cumbersome org to give it more influence for the entire…