Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino ("This Must Be the Place") will shoot "La grande bellezza" (The Great Beauty), a Rome-set pic, starring Toni Servillo ("Il Divo") and other top Italo talent Carlo…
Helmer Abbas Kiarostami is prepping the working-titled "Horizontal Process," his third consecutive pic shot outside his native Iran.
Lebanon's main film bodies are launching a collective effort to rediscover and promote the country's cinematic heritage as a catalyst to reboot the country's once-prolific film industry.
Isabella Rossellini will preside the narrative competition jury of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival's sixth edition, which will run Oct. 11-20.
Italy's Apulia, the region on the heel of the country's boot where U.S. soap "The Bold and The Beautiful" recently shot, is launching a new film fund to lure more international productions.
French thesp Tahar Rahim ("A Prophet") will star opposite Marion Cotillard in the next feature by Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation"), his first pic set outside his native Iran.
The Locarno Film Festival will fete U.S. producer Arnon Milchan with its Raimondo Rezzonico lifetime achievement award dedicated to producers who epitomize the fest's indie ethos.
European co-production fund Eurimages is entering the Middle East fold via the Dubai Intl. Film Festival.
Italy's Ischia Global Film and Music Festival will host the European preem of Rob Reiner's dramedy "The Magic of Belle Isle," with Reiner in tow.
The European Union has drafted film funding rules which, if approved, will cut coin for Hollywood productions shooting in Europe and create potential impediments for all co-productions in its member…
Italy's Lazio region, which surrounds Rome and is the country's main pic industry hub, is relaunching its film fund by making it more friendly to international productions.