Italy, in a move that reps a blow for Mediaset, the TV empire of former premier Silvio Berlusconi, has frozen plans to license new digital TV frequencies for free.
As the Eurozone angsts over the debt crisis, a batch of local comedies is scoring mightily in France, Italy, Spain and Germany, providing comic relief for auds, and increasingly crossing borders -…
ROME -- Italian box offices grosses dropped 10% to $846 million in 2011 on ticket sales down 8% to 101 million, due largely to disaffection with Hollywood titles.
ROME -- The 65th Locarno Film Festival will celebrate Otto Preminger with a complete retro of the work of the maverick Hollywood helmer with European roots.
Iran's film community is protesting the government's decision to shutter the independently run Iranian House of Cinema for political reasons, including reportedly inviting Angelina Jolie to Tehran.
ROME - French helmer Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist") has announced that his next project will be a drama inspired by the 1948 Fred Zinnemann film "The Search," but set in contempo war-torn…
The power play that saw Alberto Barbera replace Marco Mueller as artistic director at the Venice Film Festival is a move that may intensify the rivalry between venerable Biennale and the upstart Rome…
A power play at the Venice Film Festival has prompted the appointment of Alberto Barbera as the Lido's new artistic director, replacing Marco Mueller, who has been ousted after successfully heading…
Call it a sign of the times: China Central Television is shooting a big-budget soap in Tuscany.
ROME -- The Venice Film Festival is in turmoil due to political power play that will determine whether artistic director Marco Mueller remains at the helm.
Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox has won a landmark ruling by Italy's anti-trust authority, which has fined ratings compiler Auditel a whopping $2.3 million for practices favoring rivals Mediaset…