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Thursday, November 24, 2022

‘Berlusconi’ London Musical Staged by ‘Fleabag’ Producer Sparks Satire on Mogul’s Mediaset TV by Nvivarelli

The announcement of a London stage musical titled “Berlusconi,” depicting the turbulent life of Silvio Berlusconi through a feminist prism and produced by British “Fleabag” producer …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:16AM
Monday, June 13, 2022

‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ Which Won Five Tony Awards, Set for Fandango and Fremantle TV Series Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE) by Nvivarelli

Italian playwright Stefano Massini’s “The Lehman Trilogy,” which just won five Tony Awards including the prize for best play, is set to become a high-end TV series to be produced by It…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:13AM
Friday, March 8, 2019

Julie Andrews to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Venice Film Festival by Nvivarelli

Oscar-winning actress and singer Julie Andrews will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement. Best known for her iconic roles in “Mary Pop…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:16AM
Friday, August 31, 2018

Venice: ‘A Star is Born’ Gets 8-Minute Ovation Following World Premiere Glitch by Nvivarelli

The world premiere of “A Star Is Born” received a warm 8-minute ovation at the Venice Film Festival after the musical drama’s gala screening was marred by a roughly 15-minute interrupt…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:52PM
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Alfonso Cuaron, David Linde Assure That Netflix Will Release ‘Roma’ in Global Theaters by Nvivarelli

Five years after opening Venice with 3D space thriller “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron was back on the Lido Thursday with “Roma,” his much more personal film shot in black and white and ba…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:45AM
Monday, January 22, 2018

‘Secrets of the Sistine Chapel,’ With Music by Sting, Has International Ambitions (EXCLUSIVE) by Nvivarelli

ROME – Plans are underway for “Universal Judgment: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel” – a surround-sound live show that boasts a theme composed by Sting, th…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:37AM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Five Key Questions About Saudi Arabia’s Decision to Reintroduce Movie Theaters by Nvivarelli

Saudi Arabia’s removal of its 35-year-old ban on cinemas is prompting theater chains including AMC, Vue International, and Dubai-based VOX Cinemas to announce moves to enter the last untap…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:09PM
Friday, July 21, 2017

Kevin Spacey Playing Author Gore Vidal in Netflix Original Biopic (EXCLUSIVE) by Nvivarelli

ROME – Oscar winner Kevin Spacey is playing writer Gore Vidal in a new Netflix original biopic, “Gore,” which is in production in Italy. U.S. director Michael Hoffman (“The Last …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:15AM
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell Thriller Gets Chinese Backing (EXCLUSIVE) by Nvivarelli

In another instance of Chinese capital flowing into Hollywood, the newly established Culture China — Image Nation Content Fund will co-finance and executive produce Sony Pictures Entertai…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:00PM
Friday, March 10, 2017

French Auteur Bruno Dumont on His Upcoming Joan of Arc Musical ‘Jeanette’ by Nvivarelli

French director Bruno Dumont early in his career made dour naturalistic dramas “La Vie de Jesus” and “L’Umanité,” set in the Opal Coast in Northern France, and more recently broad…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:16AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fox Italy Appoints Former Disney Exec Paul Zonderland as New Head by Nvivarelli

ROME – Fox Italy has announced that Paul Zonderland, a former head of Disney in Italy, has been appointed its managing director just as Osvaldo De Santis is retiring after 33 years as …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:50PM
Friday, November 18, 2016

Disney Changes ‘Moana’ Title in Italy, Where It Has Porn Star Connotations by Nvivarelli

ROME – Disney’s “Moana” will soon roll out across Italy – but under a new name, “Oceania,” a change widely believed to be prompted by the fact that the name of the film…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:33AM
Friday, October 14, 2016

Lumière Festival: Walt Disney’s ‘Alice Comedies’ Being Restored, Distributed by France’s Malavida by Nvivarelli

LYON, France — Walt Disney’s “Alice Comedies,” a series of cartoons made before Disney went to Hollywood, have been freshly restored and re-packaged for global distribution by F…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:44PM
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Venice: Emma Stone Wins Best Actress Prize for ‘La La Land’ by Nvivarelli

VENICE, Italy — Emma Stone has won the Venice Film Festival’s best actress prize for her role as Mia, an aspiring actress and playwright who’s deep into the magic of the old…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:05PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

‘La La Land’ Opens 73rd Venice Film Festival on Upbeat Note Despite Tight Security by Nvivarelli

VENICE — The 73rd Venice Film Festival kicked off on a decidedly positive note Wednesday with U.S. director Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles-set musical “La La Land” premie…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:58PM
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Italian Stage And Screen Actor Giorgio Albertazzi Dead at 92 by Nvivarelli

ROME — Giorgio Albertazzi, the lionlike actor and director who was a leading light of the Italian stage for more than six decades but is best known to global French film lovers for pl…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:52AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sam Mendes to Head Venice Film Festival Jury by Nvivarelli

ROME — British film and stage director Sam Mendes will head the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival. Mendes’ rapport with the Lido dates back to 2002 when he was in the Venice com…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:26PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Rock Opera Staged by Pluriprized Dante Ferretti Will Show Roman Emperor Nero Got a Bad Rap (EXCLUSIVE) by Nvivarelli

ROME — Did Roman emperor Nero get a bad rap? “Divo Nerone,” a rock opera with international ambitions being staged in the real Roman Forum by multiple Oscar-winning production des…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:57PM
Monday, June 22, 2015

Helen Mirren And Taylor Hackford To Be Feted At Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest by Nvivarelli

ROME – Helen Mirren and husband Taylor Hackford, star tenor Andrea Bocelli, and Jimmy Kimmel are the latest showbiz personalities set to be feted by Italy’s upcoming Ischia Global Fi…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:46PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Liza Minelli To Receive Jack Valenti – Los Angeles, Italia Legend Award by Nvivarelli

ROME – Liza Minelli will be feted by the 10th Los Angeles-Italia Festival with its Jack Valenti – Los Angeles, Italia Legend Award. The annual pre-Oscars event comprising movies …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:22AM

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