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…
Roughly a century after millions of Italians exited their homeland in a mass exodus considered the largest migration in modern history, hardly a day goes by without headlines in local media about the…
Jim Belushi will be feted by the RomeFictionFest, where a slew of U.S. shows will have their international preems, including ABC's "Once Upon a Time," "Revenge" and its "Charlie's Angels" reboot…
Luciano Sovena is out as topper of Italian state film entity Cinecitta Luce, after holding the key post for eight years, following a restructuring by Italo Culture Czar Giancarlo Galan.
Richard Gere will be honored by the Rome Film Festival, which has also recruited Michael Mann for an onstage conversation, and secured sneak-peek footage of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part…
BBC Worldwide and Italo pubcaster RAI are suing Mediaset, Endemol and Mexican multimedia conglomerate Televisa for copyright infringement in Italy, claiming that upcoming Mediaset show "Baila!" is an…
After staging operas for decades at venerable Western world venues, such as La Scala and the Met, Franco Zeffirelli is taking "Turandot" to the new Royal Opera House in Oman, where, on Oct. 12…
Paris-based sales outfit Pacha Pictures, the first international film company to emerge from the Arab Spring, has sold "Stray Bullet" to France's Cine Classic.
Russian helmer Alexander Sokurov's "Faust," a retelling of the Goethe tragedy, is the winner of the 68th Venice Film Festival' s Golden Lion.
The Venice Film Festival's cutting-edge Horizons section has awarded cult Japanese helmer Shinya Tsukamoto's "Kotoko" its top nod for a feature-length work.