Gil Rossellini, the independent producer, writer, and director who depicted his fight with a rare and devastating bacterial infection in the life-affirming "Kill Gil" series of documentaries, died…
The Locarno Film Festival and Italy's National Film Museum in Turin are teaming up on "Manga Impact" an extensive retro and exhibition dedicated to fostering a better understanding of the Japanese…
The third Rome Film Festival has announced its full lineup which, in the absence of high-profile preems from Hollywood, will focus more on international discoveries, Italo pics, and a potentially…
Venice Film Festival artistic director Marco Mueller will be the keynote speaker at the Intl. Film Festival Summit Europe to be held April 7-8 in Paris.
Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna" is raising historical hackles in Italy, where the WWII drama -- which links an antifascist Italian partisan resistance group to the 1944 Nazi massacre of 560 Italian…
Head of the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight, Olivier Pere, has been tapped by the Society of French Directors to become artistic director of the Locarno Intl. Film Festival in 2010.
U.S. and European indie pics play prominently in the Rome Film Festival's Extra sidebar, a mix of cutting-edge and vintage offerings including onstage conversations with Al Pacino, Wes Anderson…
Italy's De Agostini, with its core biz in book publishing, is looking to reshape the landscape of Euro TV production.
Among the offerings at the Toronto film fest were Steven Soderbergh's Spanish-language "Che," as well as Brit helmer Danny Boyle's Mumbai-set "Slumdog Millionaire," in which Hindi is spoken for a…
The Rome Film Festival is going local, with romancer "L'Uomo che ama" (The Man Who Loves) opening its third edition Oct. 22.
Darren Aronofksy's drama "The Wrestler," starring Mickey Rourke as a washed out pro-wrestler in comeback mode -- both on and off the screen, it turns out -- has pinned down the Venice Film Festival's…