An advance guard from HBO made off with a war chest of helmets, chariots and spears from Rome's largest props provider last summer, leaving ABC scouts scrounging around town for similarly esoteric…
Marco Tullio Giordana's epic about Italy's 1960 generation, "Best of Youth," has swept the Nastri D'Argento (Silver Ribbons) awards, scooping seven nods and notching another success after last year's…
Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach have teamed up to helm "Tickets," a film set on a train traveling from Northern Europe toward Rome.
Italy has given "The Passion of the Christ" a general-admission rating, making the cradle of Catholicism the only country so far where Mel Gibson's gory pic will go out unrestricted.
Well-crafted teen romancer pairing a studious uptown girl and a drag-racing thug marks confident move into features for music-vid and commercials helmer Luca Lucini. Released March 12, this rare case…
Hot topics at Promax & BDA's Euro confab here this week included the rebranding of Arab news web Al-Jazeera, the ways MTV morphs in different regions and nuts-and-bolts matters such as how to hatch a…
Italian pics are having a field day at the local box office, with four titles among the top 10 grossers for the first time in years. Leading the pack is drama "Don't Move," starring Penelope Cruz as…
Helmer Giovanni Veronesi's zippy youth comedy "Che ne sara di noi" (What Will Happen to Us?) is the surprise frontrunner in the race for Italy's Davide di Donatello film awards with 12 nominations…
The Italian government will fill empty film fund coffers to the tune of $98 million for 2004 and get tough on those who download pics from the web.
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.