PRODUCTION INCENTIVES:Italy has 21 film commissions but lacks substantial incentives to keep a competitive edge. Powerful commissions like Rome and Turin-Piedmont are becoming stronger by unifying…
None of the weekend's six new releases in Italy were able to dislodge "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "The Break-Up" from the top two spots in a soft frame that dipped 15% from the…
Italo box office plummeted 37% this weekend over the previous frame, and exhibs are worried that the steep second weekend drops are hurting the perf of Hollywood fare.
It was worth the wait. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" finally made its way onto Italian shores this weekend to perk up a beleaguered post-summer B.O.
The Italian box office is still becalmed but the arrival this weekend of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" should hoist up the figures.
Helmer Kenneth Branagh has decided to unveil his film adaptation of "The Magic Flute" as a gala event Sept. 7 at Teatro La Fenice, one of the world's most storied, tragedy-stricken opera houses.
Little known outside of Rome but nibbled here in the late afternoon as a pre-dinner snack or seen late morning in the hands of toddlers, pizza bianca (white pizza) has been a favorite for Romans of…
Helmer Vincenzo Marra's "L'Udienza e aperta" (The Trial Begins) will be the 13th pic in the Venice Film Festival sidebar Venice Days, organizers said Monday.
The Egyptian will host the third "Cinema Italian Style" event Oct. 3-8, Cinecitta Holding and the Italian Film Commission announced Monday. Film series will showcase pics from the upcoming Venice…
Thesp Isabella Ferrari will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 63rd Venice Film Festival, the Biennale announced Friday.
Italy's tyro RomeFilmFest and Gotham's Tribeca Film Festival reinforced their ties Thursday. Partnership was initiated when the Rome Chamber of Commerce and the RomeFilmFest became cultural sponsors…