Dear valued sponsors, partners, and friends, thank you for your patience over the last few months as you waited for a decision on the rescheduling of the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. Your understanding has given us the time to  carefully consider how best to proceed in this unprecedented COVID environment. Given the character and spirit...

Top Italian film outfit RAI Cinema on Wednesday sounded an upbeat post-pandemic note as it unveiled a slate of 20 upcoming titles to exhibitors and press, comprising new works by prominent Italian directors such as Nanni Moretti, Gianfranco Rosi, and Susanna Nicchiarelli alongside their U.S. acquisitions — most notably Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of...

The Italian film and TV industry was on a roll when the pandemic hit the country particularly hard. It’s now starting to bounce back as movie theaters reopen and productions prepare to shoot, while the Venice Film Festival, set to physically take place in September, may become a symbol of the global entertainment industry recovery effort. Besides t...

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:00pm EST. Julian Sachs (Program Coordinator, Casa Italiana) interviews Mattia Minasi (actor), Stefano Ferrari (Director of Photography), Dado Carillo (Production Manager), Paola Sinisgalli (producer, director, screenwriter), Francesco Carnesecchi (director, screenwriter). The episode will be broadcast live on Casa Zerilli's Face...

Known as The Raging Bull, or “the Bronx Bull for his aggressive fighting style, Giacobbe LaMotta grew up in the Bronx where he honed his boxing skills. The son of Sicilian immigrant Giuseppe LaMotta and Elizabeth LaMotta, Asa child, he was encouraged by his father to fight other neighborhood children as adult spectators would throw change into the...

Hugh Jackman is edging closer to playing automotive icon Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic being made by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann. According to Deadline, the Heat director's long-in-gestation passion project will be pitched at this year's Cannes Film Festival, taking place virtually this year, where it will be seeking distributors. Cameras on Fe...

Lewis John Carlino, who wrote and directed The Great Santini, the film adaptation of Pat Conroy's autobiographical novel that starred Robert Duvall as a bullying U.S. Marine Corps pilot, has died. He was 88. Carlino died Wednesday at his home on Whidbey Island in Washington state of myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disease, his daughter, Alessa, t...

Talia Shire. Now in the indie “Working Man.” About a factory closing, a husband fired, a marriage tough. Real fairy tale. “The story’s about fighting to keep a factory and a marriage. The real story’s about me quarantined in LA’s Westwood with three dogs. I’m a mystic so I pray, meditate, read, listen to Bach. My father [composer Carmine Coppola] t...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival announced Monday that it will host a Q&A session with Leonardo D’Agostini, director of the award-winning film “Il Campione.” The Q&A, which is a part of the organization’s series of online programs, will take place Sunday. Film Festival ticket holders can watch the film beginning Thursday. The film tells the stor...

Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2021 Announced by Walk of Fame Chair Ellen K and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rana Ghadban A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by...