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.
When Universal's "The Lorax" goes out to Italo auds in March, local auds will experience something rare: a Hollywood star dubbing himself in Italian.
Revered "provoc-auteur" Marco Bellocchio ("Vincere") is stirring Italo ire with his latest hot-button project, "Sleeping Beauty," which takes its cue from a divisive local right-to die case similar…
Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia recently became the first platform to beam music talent contest "The X Factor" live exclusively on pay TV -- a key step in the satcaster's growing involvement in local…
Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Carlo Carlei's adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," set to start shooting in Italy this month.
ROME -- The 7th Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival will celebrate Italo production design and set decoration duo Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Oscar-nommed for art direction…
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 -…