Veteran Italian casting agent Beatrice Kruger is launching E-talenta, a multi-language directory that aims to become the first major pan-European casting service by profiling actors from 25 European…
It's official: The Venice Film Festival will get a new Palazzo del Cinema. That's the word from Italian Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli, who said an agreement for new Lido digs will be inked in…
Italy's debate on the hot-button subject of gay rights is heating up, with pubcaster RAI at the center of a recent fray. Flavio Isinna recently disclosed that he'd been asked whether he is gay during…
Italy has upped arts funding 17% to a total Euros 441 million ($573 million) for 2007 in the first tangible sign of the center-left government's more pro-arts stance compared with the days when…
Italo helmer Nanni Moretti has parted ways with his longtime producer Angelo Barbagallo, with Moretti likely to hold on to their Sacher Film shingle.
Italy's post MIP toon fest Cartoons on the Bay is moving from Positano to Salerno, also on the Amalfi coast, for its upcoming 11th edition.
RAI Trade has kicked off sales on "Caravaggio," a biopic about the bad boy of Renaissance art lensed by Vittorio Storaro and starring Alessio Boni ("Best of Youth") in the lead role.
In a deal being hailed as the first substantial sale of Italian films to India, Italy's RAI Trade has sold an all-rights package of 50 recent Italian titles to Palador Pictures.
Taiwanese helmer Hou Hsiao-hsien will be honored with the Golden Leopard for career achievement at the 60th Locarno Film Festival.
Noah Taylor and John Hurt will topline Italo novelist Alessandro Baricco's directorial debut "Lesson 21," an English-language drama inspired by Beethoven's "Ode to Joy."