ROME -- As the Arab Spring countries shift from dictatorship toward more complex political scenarios, there are strong signals that hardline Islamic censorship could impact entertainment industries…
ROME -- "Pina," Wim Wenders' touching and technically innovative 3D tribute to late great dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, is a noteworthy success story for European auteur cinema, earning more…
Director-thesp Nanni Moretti, who presides over this year's Cannes jury, is a cineaste with a strong personality, very sure of his tastes and not afraid to go out on a limb to fight for a movie he…
ROME -- Italian film critic Mario Sesti has been appointed artistic director of Italy's Taormina Film Festival, which will run June 23-28.
ROME -- Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul will preside the main jury of the 65th Locarno Film Festival.
ROME -- Top Italo telco Telecom Italia is spinning off and selling its Telecom Italia Media TV unit, the country's third terrestrial TV player, which comprises booming generalist station LA7 and MTV…
ROME -- The Venice Film Festival will honor revered Italo helmer Francesco Rosi, known as a master of socially-committed filmmaking, with its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
ROME Plans for a revamped Rome Film Festival, headed by former Venice topper Marco Mueller, got the greenlight on Thursday in a key board meeting that saw Mueller's vision for the event prevail after…
Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, controlled by Silvio Berlusconi, posted an 85% drop in first quarter net profit to €10.3 million ($13.4 million) on Tuesday, as the recession continued to hit…
PARIS Building on a burgeoning Italy-France film axis, Italo helmer Marco Bellocchio is linking with Hengameh Panahi's Celluloid Dreams on euthanasia tale "Dormant Beauty."
ROME -- In a clear signal that Italy's TV market is evolving in the digital era, Switchover Media, known as a top kiddie outfit, will start playing with the big boys, launching a new channel on May…