ROME -- Sophia Loren will be feted by Italy's Taormina Film Festival, which is being transformed from a mostly arthouse showcase to a populist event dedicated to global comedies.
Countering the notion that cinemagoing is recession-proof, box office returns are getting battered in countries hardest-hit by the deepening Eurozone crisis.
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While Taormina is playing up its new populist appeal through comedies, it is also boasting an educational bent.
ROME -- Rupert Murdoch's satcaster Sky Italia is launching Sky Arte HD, Italy's first channel dedicated to art and culture, on Nov. 1.
ROME -- The Italian government has appointed a new media watchdog and changed top management at pubcaster RAI as the post-Berlusconi media landscape takes shape.
ROME -- Italy's Ischia Global Film and Music Festival is upping its profile with a bevy of Hollywood pics, including Fox's 3D fantasy-actioner "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," and boatloads of…
ROME -- The 65th Locarno Film Festival will fete Johnnie To with a career Leopard celebrating the prolific Hong Kong multi-hyphenate.
The Venice Film Festival has tapped Italo thesp Pierfrancesco Favino to head the jury of its cutting-edge Horizons section.
ROME -- Michael Mann will preside over the main jury of the 69th Venice Film Festival.
ROME -- Sales of Matteo Garrone's Cannes Grand Prix-winner "Reality" are heating up with the Italo helmer's reality-TV themed drama going to nine territories, following its previously announced U.S…