ROME – The upcoming Italian release of "Kung Fu Panda 3" is prompting pandemonium in Italy where Fox has booked hundreds of local screens for previews of the blockbuster toon on the weekend prior to…
Pope Francis Biopic Bows At Vatican Amid Tight Security For Thousands Of Faithful, Hungry And Homeless
VATICAN CITY – It was a far cry from a Hollywood world premiere and it reflected the film’s subject. Pope Francis biopic "Call Me Francesco" world premiered Tuesday amid tight security at the…
The current release in Italy of Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" is drawing ire with discerning Italo auds after the pic made a splash with global cinephiles in Cannes. Italian movie buffs are up in arms…
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ROME – Italy’s Indigo Films has released its teaser/trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s buzzed-about “Youth” (La Giovinezza), the Italo auteur’s English-language follow-up to 2014 Foreign Language…
Michelle Raimo Kouyate, production president of Sony Pictures Animation, is leaving the slot and taking a first-look producing deal with the studio. Her new deal will cover animation and live action…
ROME – Hot on the heels of his foreign Oscar victory for “The Great Beauty” Paolo Sorrentino is set to start shooting in May on Michael Caine-starrer “In The Future,” an intimate drama about…
ROME – Italian exhibitors are up in arms over broadcaster Mediaset’s decision to air Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty,” Italy’s contender for the foreign-language Academy Award, in primetime on…
ROME — Bucking most of Europe’s downward box office trend, Italy’s box office in 2013 saw a 6 percent year-on-year rise in admissions to 97 million, and a 1.5 percent increase in grosses to $840…
After fifteen years as a major local player, Italy's top film outfit, Medusa, is looking to break out of the boot.
Italo film company Medusa and Canadian distributor Alliance Films have forged a strategic pact to jointly acquire and co-produce movies, boosting their leverage in the international arena.
Local distribs Medusa and RAI Cinema, both units of the country's top broadcasters, are having strong years.