Andrea Maranville never expected she would make it on the upcoming season of the Great American Baking Show. After applying last year, but failing to make it through, she wasn't nearly as confident the second time around. But back in August she and nine other contestants were selected to compete on the show and spent a full month taping and baking...

Alessandro Nivola is American. This is a fact I thought I had come to terms with. Yet it still felt like a complete bolt out of the blue when an English accent didn’t emerge as we sat down to chat. Ever since Michael Winterbottom took a chance on casting him as a Hastings fisherman in 1998’s I Want You, Nivola has cemented himself as stage and scre...

"L'Amica Geniale” e’ tra i finalisti per il miglior dramma in tv dei Critics Choice Awards che saranno assegnati il 13 gennaio sul canale CW. Le nominations dei premi della Broadcast Film Critics and Television Journalists Associations per il 2019 sono state annunciate oggi. Concorrono nella categoria Best Drama con l’adattamento televisivo della s...

My Brilliant Friend is getting another chapter: HBO has renewed the critically acclaimed literary adaptation for a second season, TVLine has learned. Based on the bestselling books by Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend follows Italian girl Elena and her childhood best friend Lila as they grow up together, covering a whopping 60 years of their live...

Italy is a 19th-century invention unified by an official language that, until the 20th century, most Italians didn’t speak. Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, the first of the four volumes of her Neopolitan Novels, takes place on the outskirts of Naples, in a neighborhood isolated by dialect as well as by poverty. Ferrante avoids transcribing th...

According to various reports, the cast and crew for The Sopranos prequel are starting to come together. The feature film project began with a deal between David Chase, the HBO show’s creator, and New Line Cinema. Chase and Lawrence Konner, another Sopranos alumnus, will get credit for the script, which is titled The Many Saints of Newark. Meanwh...

The Italian television landscape is full of broadcasting companies such as Rai — the public service, Mediaset, and other foreign international groups like Sky, Discovery and Viacom. In addition to these, the newcomer over the top providers such as Netflix and Amazon, play a relevant role in offering a wide range of contents and platforms with a con...

When even Michele Obama publicly declared her obsession with My Brilliant Friend and Elena Ferrante’s other books, known as the Neopolitan Novels, as did Hillary Clinton, Jonathan Franzen, James Franco, Elizabeth Strout, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ethan Hawk, James Wood, Stoya, and many others – a collection of characters ranging from the first lady to a famou...

Actor Alessandro Nivola is currently in talks to play the lead in the upcoming Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark. Nivola will likely play Dickey Moltisanti, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “a charismatic but violent made man who falls in love with his father’s much younger bride, a recent immigrant from Italy.” Moltisanti is chi...

POSITION: Camera/Editor (Broadcast Associate). DESCRIPTION: The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY seeks applications for the position of Broadcast Associate who will report to the dean and work closely with the producer of the TV program Italics. This is a 32-hour-per-week position. DUTIES: Camera Operation: remotes...