ROME -- Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has taken legal action to revoke a government freeze on assigning DTT licenses, just ahead of the release of its fourth quarter results, expected to…
In the first tangible sign that Italy's harsh economic climate is impacting the local entertainment biz, more than 500 Italian industryites have fired off an angry missive to RAI, blasting the…
ROME - Marco Mueller has been appointed artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, with a mandate to boost the budding Eternal City Extravaganza, ending protracted political wrangling over the…
ROME -- The Venice Film Festival has appointed French sales agent and producer Pascal Diot as topper of its new Venice Film Market and announced changes to its Lido digs.
ROME -- "A Separation" helmer Asghar Farhadi, who on Monday was denied permission by Iranian authorities to celebrate his foreign-language Oscar win in Tehran, will shoot a French-language film in…
ROME -- Following a Berlin buying spree, emerging Italo film shingle Officine Ubu is branching out into exhibition with a small but significant stake in nationwide specialty loop Circuito Cinema.
Italy's Medusa Film has set the launch date of its first full-fledged international co-production: Woody Allen's "Nero Fiddled," which will world-preem in the Eternal City's Auditorium Theater on…
In a rare China-Italy co-production, Italo multi-hyphenate Maria Grazia Cucinotta ("Il Postino") has teamed up with China's Beijing Ciwen Film and TV Prods. on a romantic comedy in which she will…
ROME -- Outgoing Warner Bros. Italy topper Paolo Ferrari has been appointed prexy of the Rome Film Festival, paving the way for the probable appointment of former Venice chief Marco Mueller as Rome…
ROME -- The 65th Locarno Film Festival will offer a taste of Mexican cinema at its second Carte Blanche showcase.
ROME -- Iranian state TV on Monday trumpeted the country's first Oscar win, for Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation," as a victory against Israel, which was also competing in the foreign film category.