ROME – Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered by a Milan court to spend a year doing community service instead of serving a one-year prison sentence following his conviction last year for tax fraud in a…
ROME – Rome’s former mayor Walter Veltroni, a reknown film buff who launched the Rome Film Festival, is making his directorial debut with a feature-length docu about late Italo pol Enrico Berlinguer…
In Italy, where economic woes are shaking up the film industry, a new generation of players with a bigger global vision is surfacing, epitomized by Ginevra Elkann.
Silvio Berlusconi's conviction last month on tax fraud charges might have seemed like a closing chapter in his long and colorful career. But it was actually just a cliffhanger.
Almost three years after the announcement that Matteo Garrone's gritty Mafia film "Gomorrah" would become a TV series, cameras are rolling, marking the boldest programming effort yet from Rupert…
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.
ROME -- With Silvio Berlusconi no longer in the prime minister's seat, a new media landscape is starting to take shape in Italy.
Already benefitting from a movie co-production agreement, Italy and Argentina will extend the pact to TV, the countries' film authorities announced at Cannes.
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…
Italian telco Fastweb has launched a free on-demand channel called Chili TV that can be watched on any device as long as it's hooked up to the Internet.
"Gomorrah," the gritty Italo pic hailed as the most realistic Mafia movie ever made, is being developed into a 12-part TV series by Domenico Procacci's Fandango in tandem with Cattleya and Rupert…