A new film about the tumultuous life of Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi, known to the world as Caravaggio, is set for release in cinemas across Italy on 3 November. The Italian-language movie, titled L'Ombra di Caravaggio (Caravaggio's Shadow), is directed by Michele Placido and stars Riccardo Scamarcio as the brilliant but tormented art...

Helbiz Media, the exclusive distributor of media rights to Serie BKT worldwide, announces a new agreement with RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA S.P.A. RAI Italia will broadcast weekly highlights of the Serie BKT championship for the 2022/2023 season, offering a vast number of fans abroad the thrill of the exciting championship. Helbiz Media and Italia...

TV production is growing in Italy, where U.S. streamers are gradually raising their investment levels just as pubcaster RAI, which is still the industry’s main driver, is cutting back. According to local TV producers association APA, the Italian market in 2022 will generate more than €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) worth of scripted content resulting i...

This evening, Rai have confirmed the line-up of Sanremo 2022. 22 of the 24 acts competing in the Campioni category of Sanremo were revealed on the TG broadcast on Rai 1 this evening at 8pm CET. The remaining two acts will be chosen at Sanremo Giovani on December 15. Sanremo 2022 is due to take place between the 1st and 5th of February. Last month,...

Veteran Italian actor Terence Hill is standing down from the long-running television series Don Matteo, in which he has played the lead role for more than 20 years. Hill first appeared on Italian television screens as Don Matteo Bondini - a priest in the town of Gubbio in the Umbrian province of Perugia - in January 2000. The popular TV series went...

It was just before 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning in April 1987. I entered  the ‘Maroons Soccer Club,’ officially known as the ‘Italo-American Soccer Club – Maroons,’ through the back door. A handful of older men sipping on their morning cappuccinos greeted me. Some looked inquisitively at this stranger while most nodded a polite good morning. I took a...

Puntata speciale de L’Italia con Voi, in onda domani, 2 luglio, su Rai Italia, in vista della Festa d’Indipendenza degli Stati Uniti del 4 luglio. Nella prima parte verrà ricordata una pagina storica complicata che riguarda la comunità italiana in Canada. Risale alla Seconda Guerra Mondiale quando l’Italia dichiarò guerra all’Inghilterra e migliaia...

Sanremo Musical Festival marks an iconic week in the Eurovision and Italian musical calendars. Not only is it the most popular Italian song contest and awards ceremony locally but commonly supplies us with the Italian Eurovision contestant for the year. During the Sanremo Giovani 2021 (a smaller contest dedicated to 'Newcomers' to the Italian music...

Dieci telecamere. Cinquanta microfoni. Ventitré tra le più grandi voci del nostro tempo. Étoile e primi ballerini del corpo di ballo. E naturalmente l'Orchestra e il Coro, con il loro Direttore musicale, Riccardo Chailly.  È la prima del Teatro alla Scala, in una serata intitolata "A riveder le stelle", con la regia di Davide Livermore, che nonosta...

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...