With 2012 the year of Europe's self-imposed deadline to switch from analog to digital terrestrial television, or DTT, the region has been making "multichannel" its mantra.
Prolific Italian screenwriter and poet Tonino Guerra, who was nominated for three Oscars and worked with many top Italian and international film directors, including Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico…
ROME -- Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset posted a sharp 36% drop in fiscal 2011 net profit to €225 million ($297 million), as advertising at its channels in Italy and Spain continued its…
ROME -- Hong Kong helmer Johnnie To will attend the international bow of his meller "Romancing in Thin Air" at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, Europe's prominent Asian cinema showcase.
ROME -- Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has taken legal action to revoke a government freeze on assigning DTT licenses, just ahead of the release of its fourth quarter results, expected to…
In the first tangible sign that Italy's harsh economic climate is impacting the local entertainment biz, more than 500 Italian industryites have fired off an angry missive to RAI, blasting the…
ROME - Marco Mueller has been appointed artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, with a mandate to boost the budding Eternal City Extravaganza, ending protracted political wrangling over the…
ROME -- The Venice Film Festival has appointed French sales agent and producer Pascal Diot as topper of its new Venice Film Market and announced changes to its Lido digs.
ROME -- "A Separation" helmer Asghar Farhadi, who on Monday was denied permission by Iranian authorities to celebrate his foreign-language Oscar win in Tehran, will shoot a French-language film in…
ROME -- Following a Berlin buying spree, emerging Italo film shingle Officine Ubu is branching out into exhibition with a small but significant stake in nationwide specialty loop Circuito Cinema.
Italy's Medusa Film has set the launch date of its first full-fledged international co-production: Woody Allen's "Nero Fiddled," which will world-preem in the Eternal City's Auditorium Theater on…