Italo helmer Lucio Pellegrini is adapting U.K. author Nick Hornby's novella "Not a Star," about a mother who learns her teen son is a porn actor, with Warner Bros. on board to co-produce and…
Marco Mueller is likely to be reupped as artistic director at the Venice Film Festival, according to the Venice Biennale's designated new prexy.
The trend toward a more global TV-production mindset -- in adapting foreign formats and border-crossing co-productions -- was on prominent display at the Rome Fiction Fest, starting with the execs…
News Corp.'s Italo paybox Sky Italia has surpassed 5 million subscribers, a milestone touted as boding well for further growth, as the satcaster steps up competition with local rival Mediaset.
Bernardo Bertolucci on Monday will return to the director's chair after an eight-year hiatus to shoot coming-of-age drama ''Io e te'' (Me and You) which, contrary to previous plans, will not be in 3D.
Italy's Perugia Intl. Film Festival is shaping up as a potential high-profile event, having forged a partnership with Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation and a close rapport with New York's Museum…
The Rome Film Festival has recruited British helmers/scribes Terence Davies and David Hare, composer Michael Nyman and writer Hanif Kureishi to hold onstage conversations during the upcoming event's…
Paolo Ferrari will step down as topper at Warner Bros. Entertainment Italy, which has appointed Barbara Salabe to replace the longtime studio exec.
Kiwi writer-director Niki Caro ("Whale Rider") has inked to pen and helm "Callas," a biopic about the late Greek opera star, Maria Callas, produced by the Rome-based De Angelis Group.
A Rome court on Monday ruled in favor of BBC Worldwide and Italo pubcaster RAI in their copyright infringement suit against Mediaset over dance show "Baila!," forcing Mediaset to make some…