Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino's loan-shark pic "The Family Friend," which unspools here today in competition, has sparked a spat in Italy, peeving exhibitors and pitting rival local powerhouses…
The Film Commission of Turin is launching Italy's first regional film fund and prepping to spawn an Italo slasher pic revival.
RAI Trade, the sales arm of the Italo pubcaster, is developing its first project for production based on best-seller "A Fortune Teller Told Me," by the late Italo journalist Tiziano Terzani.
Mexican helmer Guillermo del Toro, who has fantasy "Pan's Labyrinth" in the Cannes competish, Italo thesp Stefania Rocca and Iran's Mohsen Makhmalbaf will round out the Venice Film Festival's Luigi…
Here with his anti-Silvio Berlusconi pic "The Caiman," Italo helmer Nanni Moretti had a cautionary message for those who thought last month's Italian general election may have cleared the country of…
While Al Gore is likely to gain converts to the anti-global-warming cause thanks to the Cannes screening of docu "An Inconvenient Truth," former Locarno Film Festival topper Irene Bignardi is on the…
Italo helmer Saverio Costanzo will shoot "In memoria di me" (In Memory of Myself), the tale of a young Italian monk's initiation into cloistered Catholic vows.
Rome's Buskin Film has pacted with Luxembourg-based equity fund MG Ventures to invest $20 million in a slate that includes pics by Roland Joffe, Bille August and horror helmer Ted Nicolaou.
Looking to lure more dealmakers, the Venice Film Festival has hired the Cannes Market's former U.S. rep, Edith Grant, as its industry office consultant with a mandate to radically revamp the Lido…
The new Rome Film Fest is launching a co-production mart called New Cinema Network, with links to Hong Kong's Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Cannes Atelier du Festival.
Italo helmer Mimmo Calopresti, whose Steven Spielberg-produced Holocaust docu "Volevo solo vivere" (I Just Wanted to Live) will unspool in Cannes out-of competish on Tuesday, has secured Gerard…