Hackers punished the Italian government for passing tough a new Internet antipiracy law by bringing down several of the country's institutional Web sites on Tuesday.
Prolific Italo helmer Pupi Avati has ankled as topper of state film company Cinecitta Holding, parent of Rome's Cinecitta Studios, to concentrate on film projects.
After staging a major Cannes invasion this year, the DreamWorks juggernaut will descend on Venice in the fall, as the fest begins to firm its lineup and introduce key structural changes.
Fiat, Italy's largest automaker, today in Cannes will announce plans to invest in European and international film production to spruce up its brand image.
Having relinquished its timeslot to the American Film Market, Milan's Mifed mart is fighting back, moving to conquer new markets, namely Russia, the Mediterranean basin and even China.
Helmer Roland Joffe is set to shoot "Marlowe," a fictionalized biopic of Christopher Marlowe, the British dramatist believed by some to have been Shakespeare's ghostwriter.
Academy Award-winning Italian director Gabriele Salvatores ("Mediterraneo") has "The Rules of Love" -- which is being billed as his first English-lingo project -- in the works, with shooting skedded…
Despite a lingering lack of pay TV coin, independent distribs are pretty perky in Italy, where the box office blahs plaguing most of Europe have struck only lightly and auds have shown a healthy…
2004 is shaping up as a pretty good year for Domenico Procacci. In January, the Italo producer with a bent for English-language pics acquired control of the U.K.'s Civilian Content.
RAI president Lucia Annunziata's contentious resignation on May 4, 14 months after becoming head of the pubcaster's board -- which she blasted as a "mere mailbox" for requests from Silvio…