The Italian government is introducing legislation to force local TV networks to air more homegrown movies via new investment and programming quotas, which could hit acquisitions of Hollywood fare.
U.S. helmer Tim Sutton ("Pavilion") is among winners of the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College initiative, which will shepherd three microbudget works from development through distribution.
Prada on Monday announced landing what it called a leading role in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which will feature more than 40 of its cocktail and evening dresses, in a major product placement…
ROME In the Middle East, news of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy broke against a turbulent backdrop of violent clashes in Egypt over a new constitution proposed by Islamist president Mohamed Morsi…
The Sandy Hook massacre Dec. 14 captured headlines in South Africa. But for that country and the rest of the continent, tales of horrific violence are nothing new. Many African nations — with their…
After a long strike that made worldwide headlines, Rome's Cinecitta Studios is forging ahead with a multimillion capital increase to finance its revamp plan, which aims to lure more foreign…
After bombing at the U.S. box office, Italo helmer Gabriele Muccino's soccer romcom "Playing for Keeps" has scored in Italy, pulling $2.6 million in its opening frame and helping to kick off 2013…
Film Clinic, the prominent Egyptian production shingle known internationally for Sally El Hosaini's Sundance prizewinner "My Brother the Devil," among other titles, is branching out into music.
Discovery Communications has acquired Italy's Switchover Media, a rapidly growing local player that has four free-to-air channels and one pay TV channel, making Discovery the third-largest Italo TV…
Italian film, TV, and stage actress Mariangela Melato, best known internationally for her role as a rich Milanese snob shipwrecked with a leftist sailor on a desert island in Lina Wertmuller's "Swept…
Italy's expected digital TV frequencies auction is being put on "pause" as political turbulence and protracted recession are blocking the opening up of Italy's TV landscape to new players.