The Sugar Land City Council is collaborating with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello and the Region of Umbra to host an Italian Film Festival. The festival Umbria in Sugar Land will be held in Sugar Land and will begin on Sept. 27, running through Oct. 1 in various venues across Sugar Land. There will be Eu...

So finally, the mythical Joe Pesci has agreed to join the cast of one of the most hotly anticipated films of recent times; Martin Scorsese’s mob epic The Irishman. He will join none other than the two major figureheads of the acting world, let alone the gangster genre, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The film will be the first time Pacino and Scorses...

Italian-American actor Andrea Galata hits the New York scene with the musical "The Storm" - and the international Taormina Film Festival with the fantasy "Handy." With a film in theaters in Italy and a musical debuting on stage this Wednesday in New York City, actor, dancer and singer Galata keeps showing how art can act as a bridge within differen...

Not only does Al Pacino have a lot in common with Joe Paterno — both are iconic Italian-Americans born in New York before the United States joined World War II with last names that differ by only a syllable — he also looks a lot like in him. On Sunday, Variety.com published an image of Pacino, who will play the all-time winningest college football...

Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...

Dear Italian American friends, I am Luca Martera and I’m an Italian media professional. I go back and forth between the US and Italy (Rome and Milan), and have done so since 2010. I make documentaries and TV specials on behalf of Italian TV networks involving lifestyles and current affairs tied to the history between the two countries (The Italian...

With this week’s Filmmaking Tips column falling on the Fourth of July, I figure it has to focus on someone associated with America. The best choice, of course, is Frank Capra, director of many movies involving Americana and the American Dream and what it means to be an American. His most iconic works take us across this country or to the nation’s c...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival will screen a new film about Jewish refugees in Italy after World War II. The Israeli film “Shores of Light: Salento 1945-47” tells the story of thousands of Holocaust survivors who landed in southern Italy after the war. According to the film, those refugees were amazed by the welcome they received from the loca...

It’s 1 a.m., early by Roman standards, and outside a club tucked into the side of a 16th-century palazzo, a jazz singer croons Summertime for a small well-dressed audience who all seem to know each other. In an adjacent piazza-turned-parking lot, glassy-eyed patrons smile as they conspire together over the hood of a car. A tall British man (think:...

Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, known to U.S. audiences her breakout role in 1955’s The Indian Fighter opposite Kirk Douglas, died Saturday in Rome at the age of 82, according to Italian media. Born in Tuscany, Martinelli began her career as a model — appearing in the pages of Vogue and on the cover of Life. She then began taking on smaller roles...