Rome re-lives The Dolce Vita in a photo exhibit

ROME — Two hundred photographs and magazine covers on show at an exhibit opening on Wednesday depict the golden age of Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, as the country reveled in its Dolce Vita age. Trajan's Market, a large complex of ruins overlooking the Roman forum in the city centre, hosts on its walls pictures of Italian icons like film-maker Federico Fellini, sitting at the dinner table with actor Anthony Quinn and his wife Giulietta Masina, or foreign stars like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall on a runway at


Italian Tax Incentives, a Boon To Foreign Producers

Cinecittà Studios has recently lauded the success of the Italian Government’s film producers tax incentive program. Recent films such as “The American” starring George Clooney; “Letters to Juliet” featuring Amanda Seyfried; and “The Tourist” with Angelina Jolie are amongst those that have saved up to 7.5 million Euros by participating in the program. All these films have used Cinecittà’s production facilities.


Bollywood - Italian Style "Elaignan" Shooting at Cinecittà

From Ben Hur to Gangs of New York, Cinecittá Studios’ fine craftsmen, masterful sets, and talented crews have cultivated a long history of international production. Currently, acclaimed Mumbai director, Suresh Krishnan, is transforming Rome’s 73-year-old studio into the Bay of Bengal circa 1939 for his latest feature Elaignan. Elaignan tells the dramatic tale of Kathir, the son of an indentured servant to a wealthy industrialist.


Cinecittà Studios to Cannes's Festival 2010

Cinecitta Studios debuted on the 63rd Festival De Cannes with a cocktail party organized on the wonderful terrace of the Hotel Martinez on the Croisette. This event was an excellent opportunity for production companies, distributors and other professionals to meet and exchange ideas while spending a pleasant evening. As stated by Lamberto Mancini, General Director of Cinecittà Studios, this evening allowed to officially introduce Cinecittà Digital Factory, operating since January 2009, concentrating all Post-Production Services of our structure.


Cinecittà to re-create the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo took four years to paint the 12,000-square-foot ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but set designers at Cinecittà Studios in Rome will be recreating the chapel in 4/5 scale in just a few weeks in what will be among the most ambitious set construction projects in Cinecittà in years. The construction will be for Nanni Moretti's newest film project, "Habemus Papam", the Latin phrase used to announce the election of a new pope. The Sistine Chapel houses the College of Cardinals during the conclave held to elect a new pontiff after the previous one dies.