Al Jazeera aims to change U.S. minds NOV. 1, 1996: Al Jazeera debuts, airing six hours a day out of Doha, Qatar. The station is born after the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al- Thani…
ROME -- The Venice Festival, the world's oldest sprocket opera, is helping filmmakers get their pics made. But unlike other indie auteur events -- think Sundance, Cannes or Rotterdam -- the Lido…
Having won awards for its coverage of the Arab Spring with a news operation that reports on events in far-flung countries with the hustle that has become its trademark, Al Jazeera has come a long way…
The Locarno Film Festival will fete Otar Iosseliani with a career Golden Leopard celebrating the Soviet-born auteur who has lived in France since the '80s.
Serbian multihyphenate Emir Kusturica is attached to topline "La Foresta di Ghiaccio" (The Ice Forest) an Italian Alpine-set thriller that kicks off sales at EFM in Berlin.
The Venice Film Festival is tweaking its nods, adding a Grand Jury Prize to the main competish to give more pics a chance to score kudos, as it celebrates its 70th edition.
Al Pacino will be feted by the 8th Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival, the annual pre-Oscars showcase celebrating Italian cinema and its Hollywood ties.
A documentary about Italy's decline during the Silvio Berlusconi era, co-written by former Economist magazine editor Bill Emmott, is sparking controversy locally after Rome's modern art museum…
Italo pubcaster RAI's film production and distribution arm RAI Cinema is joining the digital age bowing a web-based movie channel Thursday with new local titles, fueling an innovative distribution…
As Silvio Berlusconi and his political allies rise in opinion polls a month before Italy's national elections, the media mogul is reportedly mulling a stunt to boost his political popularity -- place…
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.