ROME -- Film admissions across the European Union dipped slightly to 960 million tickets sold in 2011, earning an estimated $8 billion, thanks mostly to a memorable Gallic year and more muscular…
ROME -- News Corp.'s Italian paybox Sky Italia saw significant growth in the last quarter despite the country's economic crisis, which is instead impacting rival Mediaset Premium.
ROME -- U.S. film critic Deborah Young has ankled as artistic director of Italy's Taormina Film Festival.
ROME -- National Geographic Channel is going all out recounting Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy with two separate docus.
ROME -- Silvio Berlusconi has been indicted in a case involving wiretaps and leaked information, which worsens legal woes for the Italo media mogul and former premier.
Gallic fashion house Louis Vuitton is forging ties with Italy's film community by teaming up with the country's oldest film school, while also opening a flagship shop in a former Roman cinema.
After a long spell of domestic disaffection, Italian cinema is on a roll, with a whopping 37.5% local market share in 2011 and encouraging signs that the Italo industry is laying the groundwork to…
ROME -- A bill dubbed Italy's Stop Online Piracy Act has been struck down by parliament, sparking protests from the country's entertainment industry orgs.
ROME -- The Venice Film Festival, in its first moves under new artistic director Alberto Barbera, plans to slim down its next edition, upgrade its informal market and expedite works for more…
ROME -- RAI Corp., the North American arm of Italian pubcaster RAI, will shutter in April due to budget cuts, which are also threatening its other global offshoots.