Trentino, the Northern Italian region rapidly becoming an Italo filmmaking hot spot, is set to host "The Ice Forest," an Alpine-set noir by young Italo helmer Claudio Noce, whose "Good Morning Aman"…
Italo auteur Mario Martone ("L'amore molesto") will shoot "Il giovane favoloso" (The Fabulous Young Man), a biopic of Giacomo Leopardi, the great romantic poet known for his odes about Italy as a…
Rome-based sales company Intramovies has taken on world sales of hit Italian comedy "A Flat for Three," produced and recently released by Aurelio de Laurentiis' Filmauro.
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…
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…
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…