The promotional campaign launched by the Abruzzo region to bring its audiovisual talents back to the region has begun, and Hollywood is its main target. The campaign to reach the Mecca of show business began in Cannes in mid-October at MIPCOM, the world's leading audiovisual trade fair. The Abruzzo region arrived on the Côte d'Azur with a promotion...

Italian director Lina Wertmuller, the first female director nominated for an Academy Award, will be feted at numerous celebrations during an upcoming trip to Los Angeles, where she is scheduled to receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards on Oct. 27 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the following day. In 1976, Wertmuller beca...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced a partnership with Italy’s Istituto Luce – Cinecittà under which the state film entity will become a “founding supporter” of the museum as part of a five-year agreement that will involve a series of annual events celebrating Italian cinema. The Italian cinema series will kick off with a centennial...

Lina Wertmüller, the director and writer of films including The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy and Swept Away, is finally being celebrated stateside for her landmark career, beginning with a series of events this month in Los Angeles. The Italian filmmaker was the first woman to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for best director in 197...

Marco Bellocchio's mafia informant film The Traitor has been selected as Italy's submission for the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars. The film, which competed in Cannes, is based on the true story of Tommaso Buscetta (played by Pierfrancesco Favino). Credited as the "boss of the two worlds," Buscetta is known as the first mafi...

With the advent of streaming, European television has successfully solidified its place in Hollywood, conquering international audiences with shows such as “Gomorrah,” “Medici” and “Suburra: Blood on Rome,” all Italian dramas available on Netflix, in addition to HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend” and the Italian-French-Spanish drama “The Young Pope.” And...

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino wants the audience to know right from the get-go just how dire the prospects of Leonardo DiCaprio’s TV heavy, Rick Dalton, have become in the topsy-turvy Tinseltown landscape of 1969. How does he signal that exactly? An agent (played by Al Pacino with lip-smacking, scenery-chewing relish) tells hi...

Creare negli Stati Uniti un Advisory Board della Film Commission d’Abruzzo per promuovere l’immagine della regione come set cinematografico. È stato questo il tema centrale affrontato questa mattina a Pescara, nella sede della Regione, durante l’incontro tra l’assessore alle attività produttive, turismo, cultura e spettacolo della Regione Abruzzo M...

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...