In the Italian American community there are many examples of wonderful personalities who have made great contributions to every field of American society, culture, and economy. None excluded. One of the fields in which there are truly hundreds of examples of exceptionalism is entertainment.   That is why the work done by NOIAFT, National Organizati...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is assembling a star-studded cast for its opening gala in September. Italian screen legend Sophia Loren and independent filmmaker Haile Gerima will be honored with special awards, and Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger are being saluted for their efforts to raise $388 million for the long gestating museum,...

Italian singer Laura Pausini is celebrating after winning a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song - Motion Picture during a ceremony streamed from Los Angeles last night. Pausini's song Io sì (Seen), written with Diane Warren and Niccolò Agliardi, is from the movie The Life Ahead, or La vita davanti a sé, directed by Edoardo Ponti whose mother...

Join the filmmakers behind this year's Golden Globe nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Online | Sat, February 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST. Journalist, producer and member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Silvia Bizio will moderate the panel. RSVP here for the FREE panel. The American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Pre...

Screen diva Sophia Loren has got the L.A. Italia Legend Award for her extraordinary career and philanthropic work most recently demonstrated by her new film 'La vita davanti a sé' (The Life Ahead), the jury of the Los Angeles, Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Festival 2021 said Sunday. The jury was headed by Italo-American actor Armand Assante, an Em...

Italian director Gianfranco Rosi's 'Notturno' (Nocturne) has made the Oscar shortlist, for best documentary, along with Laura Pausini's song for the latest Sophia Loren film, 'La vita davanti a sé', (The Life Ahead), the Academy said Tuesday evening. The make-up and hair work for Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio also made the list, as well as Italian exp...

Laura Pausini got a Golden Globe nomination Wednesday for best original song for The Life Ahead, Sophia Loren's latest film directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, but the Italian screen legend missed out. The film was also nominated as best foreign language film, as well as for the score. Singer-songwriter Pausini is nominated for the song 'Io sì/ Seen...

It's a tried and true parental tactic to hold up an example of someone whose behavior a child should attempt to emulate, leaving so many of us with the question of why can't you be more like so-and-so rattling around our brains long after childhood ends. For film producer Regina K. Scully, the message was just a bit different than usual. "My mom wo...

The Life Ahead, a new Italian film which features an awards-contending performance by the legendary Sophia Loren, will be feted with the Capri, Hollywood — The International Film Festival's Humanitarian Award, the fest announced Tuesday. The fest's 25th — and first virtual — edition will run from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Loren, 86, had not appeared...

Theatres may be closing again at a rapid pace, but the power of being on Netflix during this worldwide pandemic  certainly appears to be good news for those whose awards hopeful films have been debuting on the streaming service at virtually a weekly pace. For cinema legend  Sophia Loren that means the biggest opening of her seven decade career.  Re...