Veteran Italo helmer Ermanno Olmi, best-known outside Italy for his Cannes Palme d'Or winner "The Tree of Wooden Clogs," is set to return to narrative filmmaking with "Il Villaggio di cartone" (The…
Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio, whose Mussolini-era melodrama "Vincere" has been making a splash internationally, will soon be back in the director's chair with "La Monaca di Bobbio," a historical…
One year after Italy launched tax credits offering foreign productions filming in the country up to 25% of a pic's budget, capped at $6.5 million, Hollywood is heeding the call.
In a clear indication that Chilean cinema can be a hot international commodity, Films Boutique has sold pluriprized comedy "Optical Illusions" to a slew of territories.
Fox Intl. Prods. is making further inroads in Germany, teaming with Matthias Schweighoefer's Pantaleon Films on romantic comedy "What a Man."
As Cannes winds down, the Venice Film Festival, which runs Sept. 1-11, looks set to have a strong Asian accent with John Woo's actioner "Reign of Assassins" and Johnny To's hitman thriller "Shares"…
Abbas Kiarostami is in the Cannes competition with "Certified Copy," a sometimes comic meditation on marriage shot in Tuscany and billed as the first film shot outside Iran by the revered Iranian…
Abbas Kiarostami's next film after "Certified Copy," his first feature shot outside Iran, will see the auteur return to making movies in his own country despite the intense political turbulence…
Indian media conglomerate Reliance has sold U.S. remake rights to Bollywood hit "Johnny Gaddaar" to Los Angeles-based producer-distributor Ray Haboush's Automatic Media.
Italy's Colorado Film is developing "Chronicles of the Overworld," a live-action 3D trilogy based on a bestselling series of books translated into 14 languages, in one of the most ambitious attempts…
The Venice Film Festival will celebrate Indian director Mani Ratnam with its Glory to the Filmmaker Award.