‘My Brilliant Friend’: HBO Is Adapting Elena Ferrante’s Bestseller Set in Naples

‘My Brilliant Friend’: HBO Is Adapting Elena Ferrante’s Bestseller Set in Naples HBO wants another high-end Italian series. After Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope,” the cable network has sought out “My Brilliant Friend,” an eight-episode drama series that will be directed by ...

Saverio Costanzo signs with UTA

Saverio Costanzo signs with UTA United Talent Agency has signed Italian director Saverio Costanzo days after IFC snapped up Us rights to his acclaimed psychodrama Hungry Hearts. The film, which earned Coppa Volpi awards for leads ...

First Australian-Italian co-pro funded

Writer-director Ruth Borgobello is casting her debut feature, a cross-cultural romantic drama set in northern Italy. Remarkably, The Space Between will be the first official co-production between ...

Wildside looks to grow TV output

Italian outfit sets new film and TV production divisions. Rome-based production outfit Wildside has launched new production divisions Wildside Series and Wildside Cinema in order to differentiate and ...