Breaking a long spell of disaffection, Italians are sparking to homegrown movies, which account for a boffo 43% of 2007 first quarter grosses. Recent results show the highest share since the 1970s…
The Coca Cola Company has taken legal action against producers of a spirituality themed Italian film set in present day Israel in which Jesus drinks a can of Coke in the desert.
Italo helmer Gabriele Salvatores is attached to direct "Come Dio Comanda" (As God Commands), a dark father-and-son drama set in a materialistic Italian wasteland and based on the eponymous novel by…
Almost a year after the end of Silvio Berlusconi's five-year stint at the head of Italy's most durable postwar government, the influence wielded by the TV-tycoon-turned-politico is beginning to wane…
There is still no conflict-of-interest law in place to prevent Silvio Berlusconi, or any other media mogul, from running the country while still controlling vital and influential media assets.
Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox is moving into local fiction production with three Italo skeins in various stages, including "Quo Vadis Baby," based on the eponymous feature by helmer Gabriele…
A Milan prosecutor has requested a five-year prison sentence for Silvio Berlusconi in a corruption case that saw the former Italo prime minister acquitted in 2004. He is now being retried on appeal.
Tapping into the current epic battle craze, The History Channel is launching a "Great Battles of Rome" vidgame, its first international console game, which will hit European outlets in May.
Tim Burton will receive the Golden Lion for career achievement from the Venice Film Festival, which will also honor the helmer with a Tim Burton Day.
In its first European outing "Death of a President" opened to moribund biz in Italy where distrib Lucky Red parlayed media attention for the mockumentary into a TV sale to Italo web La 7.
Italian TV is being forced to clean up its act as regulators ban late night soft porn in a move that marks the end of an era. The Communications Authority has issued a permanent ban outlawing soft…