The Ischia Global Film and Music Festival has announced their first big award. Italian-American actor Armand Assante will receive the fest’s 2017 Ischia Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his career in film and television. The festival will also honor Assante’s latest film, Ulugh Beg: The Man Who Unlocked the Universe with their Best Documenta...

Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello (IFFS) and the Region of Umbria for the creation of an Italian Film Festival in Sugar Land. The multi-day festival called Umbria in Sugar Land is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at locations throughout Sugar...

Un panel bene organizzato, tanti spunti di riflessione e un dibattito interessante sul mondo del cinema e dei giovani che si affacciano al mercato cinematografico. Al Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York è andato in scena un nuovo appuntamento con “Meet the New italians”, una serie di incontri promossi dalla istituzione diplomatica con l’obiettiv...

Storyboard artist, Giacomo Ghiazza, was born in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). Until now, the “comune” has been widely known for its sweet sparkling white wine, made from the Moscato Bianco grape. Today, more and more people living in the northern town or just stopping by Asti’s Palazzo Mazzetti, are discovering An Italian Pencil in Hollywood. Giacomo Ghi...

Hello all and Happy Spring! I am excited to announce that I have been cast in a film underwritten by the incredibly successful Italian-American Hollywood Producers, the Russo Brothers (Captain America/Marvel) thru a NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) grant!!    Most of you don't know that my original dream was to be an actress and that I g...

Il cinema italiano continua ad essere grande protagonista a New York. Sabato, alla Casa Italiana della New York University, ha avuto luogo un interessante appuntamento con i registi e gli attori della rassegna cinematografica Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. Non era semplice, in una sette giorni dai ritmi così intensi e serrati, riuscire a riunire i...

Dean Martin died in 1995, but he’s still one of America’s most beloved entertainers. The Italian-American actor, singer and comedian made his big break when he formed a comedy-music duo with Jerry Lewis in 1946. By the ‘50s, he had launched a successful solo career, appearing in films and taking his place in the legendary Rat Pack alongside Frank S...

“Sold out”, con sala gremita da quasi 400 persone, giovedi sera al Lincoln Center, all’inaugurazione del festival Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. Una grande partecipazione che ha visto come protagonista, per la prima serata, la pellicola Indivisibili (Indivisible), di Edoardo De Angelis. Un film che racconta della crescita e delle vicissitudini di...

Each year, “Open Roads: New Italian Cinema” screens films that draw upon Italy’s rich cinematic heritage and that provide a snapshot of contemporary Italian life. A collaboration of The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Open Roads 2017 will screen at New York City’s Walter Reade Theater beginning June 1. Italophiles will w...

The curtain fell on the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, with Italy’s Jasmine Trinca winning the Un Certain Regard acting prize for her performance in 'Fortunata'. A film by actor-director Sergio Castellitto, ‘Fortunata’ follows the journey of a freelance hairdresser in pursuit of her dream to open her own salon in the Roman subu...