The Venice Film Festival has enlisted producer Bill Mechanic to head the jury of its Lion of the Future prize for first-time filmmakers, while helmer Gregg Araki will be jury chief of the…
Quentin Tarantino is expected to attend the 64th Venice Intl. Film Festival as patron and presenter of a sidebar dedicated to the Spaghetti Western genre.
Francis Ford Coppola's highly anticipated "Youth Without Youth" will world preem in an unspecified slot at the RomeFilmFest's second edition in October.
The Locarno Intl. Film Festival has announced that Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, winner of the 2006 Venice Golden Lion with "Still Life," will be among jury members of its upcoming edition.
Oscar-nommed Italo helmer Cristina Comencini will shoot "Black and White," an interracial romancer set in contempo Italy with Senegalese-born Gallic actress Aissa Maiga ("Bamako") attached to star.
The Venice Film Festival is forging ahead with its announced new Palazzo del Cinema, having secured partial funding for the futuristic new Lido digs from the Italian government.
The Venice Film Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an homage to Alexander Kluge, the 75-year-old Teutonic filmmaker considered the father of the 1960s New German Cinema movement.
Italy's indie distributors will be treading cautiously in Cannes, despite a 22% year-on-year rise in local box office in the first quarter of 2007.
Silvio Berlusconi-controlled Mediaset posted a 14% first-quarter drop in net profit to Euros 124.5 million ($168.7 million), citing a 7.3% decline in advertising.
Giuseppe Tornatore's white slavery noir "The Unknown" leads the race for Italy's 51st David di Donatello prizes, with 12 nominations, closely trailed by two other leading contenders.