The European Union is challenging the legality of Italian TV laws passed by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The European Commission on Wednesday fired off a missive to Italo prime minister…
U.S. investment firm State Street Global Investments has bought a 25% stake in Italo TV production company Lux Vide. Restructure is intended to boost the international profile of the religious skein…
Forging Teutonic ties, Rome's nascent RomeFilmFest, which runs Oct. 13-21, has set up Oct. 17 as German Day to showcase a crop of Teuton pics to international buyers and the public.
As Italy's national soccer team was winning the World Cup in Germany, a tribunal convened by the Italian Football Federation was probing a match-fixing scandal that has rocked the national league.
Forging Teutonic ties, Rome's nascent RomeFilmFest has set up a German Day, on Oct. 17, meant to showcase a crop of German pics both to international buyers and the public.
RAI Cinema prexy Giancarlo Leone has been appointed deputy director in charge of all content at Italo pubcaster RAI. In addition to film, he now will oversee TV drama, serials and sports rights, and…
Based on overseas ratings, soccer is indeed king. And America, while having come a long way, still has some catching up to do. Italy's win in Sunday's final against France scored a record aud, while…
Striking a note of friendly competition, the Venice Film Festival and the nascent RomeFilmFest are collaborating on centennial tributes to Roberto Rossellini and Luchino Visconti and on a homage to…
A Milan court has indicted Silvio Berlusconi on charges of fraudulent bookkeeping and other financial wrongdoing involving Hollywood rights deals and an alleged slush fund at the former Italo prime…
It's official: David Lynch will receive the Golden Lion for career achievement from the Venice Intl. Film Festival, where his mystery "Inland Empire" will world preem Sept. 6, out-of-competition.
The Italo B.O. is up 16% for the first half of 2006, with a total 51 million tickets sold, according to figures released Wednesday. Grosses for the first six months totaled E301 million and saw U.S…