Italy's Mediaset has shed a 1.9 % stake in Spanish web Telecinco which it will continue to control with a 50.1% share, the Silvio Berlusconi-controlled broadcasting company announced on Tuesday.
A nearly two-year-long film subsidy freeze crippling Italy's film industry ended last week when the government allocated some 70 million euros ($92.8 million) in production funds to be dished out…
Italian state film entity Istituto Luce has slapped a E6 million ($7.8 million) lawsuit on U.S. helmer Abel Ferrara, citing breach of his contract to direct comedy "Go Go Tales," which had presold to…
Italy's independent film industry is up in arms over severe state funding cuts looming this year, just as a film law designed to favor more commercial projects is poised to go into effect.
Danny DeVito is rediscovering his Italian roots. The actor-director is all over Italian screens in local romantic comedy "Christmas in Love," in which he plays the lover of a twentysomething hottie…
Aiming to end Italy's summer box office blues, Hollywood majors and Italo distribs have agreed to release a rich offering of A-list U.S. pics between May and July.
Far from addressing the conflict of interest charges that have dogged him since his 2001 election, TV-tycoon-turned-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi continues to tighten his grip on the media.
Helmer Roberto Benigni has sold a 60% interest in his Papigno production facility to Rome's historic Cinecitta Studios. Located in Terni, in the Umbria region north of Rome, Papigno is a former steel…
Italo pubcaster RAI has picked Rothschild investment bank as adviser in the first step of its hotly contested partial privatization and international flotation plan, execs said Monday.
Is Italy's poor standing in Brussels rubbing off on the country's producers? That's the question being debated by the local film community after none of the three pics submitted by Italo helmers got…