Crafting the perfect pizza takes skill, precision, and the right ingredients. Michele Rubini learned to be a pizzaiolo by studying with the best in Naples, Italy. "You have to make sure the crust is paper thin," said Rubini. Now at L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Los Angeles, Americans can eat traditional Neapolitan pizza made from fresh, authentic...

Dopo l'Oscar alla carriera che le sarà consegnato a Hollywood il 27 ottobre per Lina Wertmuller arriva una stella sulla 'Walk of Fame'. Insieme alla regista di 'Pasqualino Settebellezze' e 'Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto' saranno onorate sull'Hollywood Boulevard anche Julia Roberts, Spike Lee, Chris Hemsworth, Alicia Key...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that famed Italian director Lina Wertmüller will be among four artists to receive an honorary Oscar at the  11th  Governor’s Award Ceremony in October, 2019. I can only say: Finally! Hallelujah, Lina Wertmüller, at the age of 90, will be acknowledged with a well-deserved award for a care...

If there is a story that all Italian Americans and all Italians living in Italy should know, it is the story of Amadeo P. Giannini: he realized the American dream, not only for himself, but for an entire society. There are so many reasons why, today more than ever, the story of his life tells the best part of the Italian DNA, whether you live in It...

Un gruppo di quattro operatori abruzzesi nel campo della produzione, musica, effetti speciali e recitazione, residenti ad Hollywood, si sono incontrati a Los Angeles presso lo stand di "VideoAge", la rivista specializzata di televisione del giuliese Dom Serafini, per parlare di una futura Abruzzo Film Commission. Attualmente Abruzzo e Molise sono l...

A comic book about a chameleon-like master thief done as a live-action movie, a reinvention of the Spaghetti Western and a manhunt thriller with a Hollywood A-list cast are among buzz titles by Italian directors in various stages expected to soon be hitting the international festival circuit and, more important, entering the global movie market. Be...

Michael Scagluso, a former studio sales executive with Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures, died Wednesday at his home in Commack, New York, his family said. He was 90. The first son of five children of Italian immigrants, Scagluso was born on May 1, 1929, in Long Island City, New York. He attended Newtown High School and started at Universal...

Italy’s Leone Film Group, the company founded by Spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone, has been on a roaring roll since 2012. That’s when his children, Raffaella and Andrea, who now run the company, spotted a theatrical distribution gap left open by Medusa and Rai Cinema and stepped in to swiftly sign an output deal with DreamWorks. This, in turn,...

It took a former film finance pro to figure out how to bring back to life the space that once housed Café des Artistes, a favorite Hollywood hangout throughout the ’90s and ’00s. After the cozy restaurant closed in 2011, the spot sat empty until first-time restaurant owner Francesco Zimone bought rights to open the first U.S. location for Naples’ f...

Hollywood is a tough industry to break into. So many people make the pilgrimage to epicenter of the entertainment industry only to be rejected time and time again. It’s a tough place to try and make it and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. It takes a strong backbone and an even stronger will to make it. It is important to acknowledge tha...