ROME — Paolo Sorrentino’s "The Great Beauty," a tribute to Rome’s decadence and magnificence amid Italy’s current paralysis, is Italy’s candidate for the foreign-language Academy Award race…
French mini-major Pathe has taken world sales outside Italy on prominent Italo helmer Gabriele Salvatores’ new pic "The Invisible Boy," about a 13-year-old whose growing pains prompt supernatural…
Former Italo prime minister and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted to a year in jail in a wiretapping case in which a transcribed phone conversation was printed in a newspaper owned…
Fabio Conversi, the charismatic Italian expat behind Paris-based Babe Films and distribution banner Bellissima, has been an ally to some of Italy's most applauded contemporary filmmakers, including…
ROME -- The Italian government has appointed a new media watchdog and changed top management at pubcaster RAI as the post-Berlusconi media landscape takes shape.
Some might figure that Endemol Italia prexy Paolo Bassetti's job should be easy, given that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset, Italy's top commercial TV group, has a 33% stake in parent…
Italo TV broadcasters will be able to buy newspaper publishers from the April 1 under new proposals -- re-igniting fears that mogul and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi might extend his domination of…
Italy's communications watchdog has censured the leading news program of pubcaster RAI for pro-government bias.
Italy's film community is up in arms over Euro zone belt-tightening measures that threaten several of the country's top cinematic entities, including the Centro Sperimentale Film School, the National…
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has managed to pass a controversial law that will allow him to postpone the two trials in which he is involved for 18 months.
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's prime minister and the controller of the Mediaset TV empire, probably allowed himself a quiet smile as he recuperated during his Christmas break.