The Southern Italian region of Puglia will showcase five of its emerging filmmakers in L.A. through an inaugural partnership with the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Monthly Film Festival later this month. Under the week-long program, running from May 30 to June 2, the selected Pugliese filmmakers will screen their work within the framework of th...

Leonardo da Vinci is coming soon to a movie theater near you. The Renaissance artist will become the latest artist to receive a biopic, Variety reports, in the form of a new film from Andrew Haigh, the director most famous for making last year’s All of Us Strangers. The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s acclaimed Leonardo biography, though it...

Stella, the West Hollywood hot spot that chef Rob Gentile and restaurateur Janet Zuccarini opened at the former Madeo space in late February, is a grand, ambitious, over-the-top undertaking. It’s an Italian restaurant that’s purposefully unlike any other Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Gentile is serving hyper-specific regional pastas. He’s hewi...

Editor, composer, director and producer John Ottman is teaming with film and music industry executive David Franco to develop a dramatic biopic based on the life of world-renowned Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The project, written by Kevin Lund and TJ Scott, has had been long-gestating, beginning 20 years ago when Ron Howard was set to direct....

Rome, Venice, Capri — the list of locations for the new Netflix series, Ripley, reads like the recipe for a bucket-list trip through the best of Italy. Patricia Highsmith was inspired to write The Talented Mr Ripley, the book on which the series is based, during a holiday on the Amalfi Coast — and the new series looks set to inspire countless repli...

In Hollywood, longevity can be tricky. But not for veteran actor Carla Gugino, a star whose film and television credits go way back to the late '80s. For this Sarasota native, achieving career longevity has been rather effortless. Perhaps, it has something to do with Gugino's ability to take on just about any role and make it her own. Not only that...

From an idea by E.M. Stuart, president of the Hollywood Chambers of Commerce, to one of the most coveted recognitions worldwide. In 1953, the foundations were laid for a tradition that still entices the most renowned stars, including Italians. It wasn’t until 1958 that the first 8 stars were awarded, and to read the name of an Italian on one of the...

What do Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney and Frank Capra have in common? The same Italian banker. Early Hollywood movies have been widely studied and investigated. But surprisingly little is known about their financing, and how the contributions of low-income immigrants helped shape the Hollywood film industry – especially Italians. Approximately 4 mil...

The epic directorial career of Martin Scorsese is getting an ambitious comic homage, taking fans through the career of the once-in-a-lifetime director. The comic sees Scorsese take the reader on a tour of his life and career, including pop culture-shaping accomplishments Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and The Last Temptation of Christ. Now, Screen Rant ca...

Martin Scorsese has now earned more Oscar nominations for best director than anyone alive. The Academy nominated the 81-year-old icon for his film Killers of the Flower Moon on Tuesday. Scorsese now has 10 best director nominations, surpassing Steven Spielberg, who has nine. Scorsese has won the category just once — for 2006’s The Departed. On that...