Wild Bunch has taken a minority stake in leading Italian indie distrib BIM Distribuzione, adding a third territory to the Gallic group's fledgling pan-European network.
The Rome Film Festival kicked off Thursday with a mega-dose of Italo star power as Sophia Loren and Andrea Bocelli opened the proceedings, while Monica Bellucci broke in the Auditorium red carpet…
The European Union is spearheading an effort to help preserve the fading film legacy of all countries overlooking the Mediterranean Basin, including Egypt, Israel and Turkey.
Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox Tuesday blasted production quotas being drafted by the Italian government and threatened to break its existing pact with producers' orgs Anica and API if they…
Disney's "Ratatouille" was the big dish in the U.K. and Germany, but local fare topped the weekend's charts elsewhere at the European B.O., most notably in Spain, where supernatural chiller "The…
France's TF1 Intl. has taken international rights outside the U.S. and Italy to Spike Lee's WWII drama "Miracle at St. Anna," about black American soldiers and Italian partisans fighting German…
The well-worn precept that a pubcaster must serve as a nation's cultural driver is getting new meaning at Italy's RAI Cinema, where recently installed topper Caterina D'Amico is taking the reins.
Besides "Ratatouille" touching down in Blighty, across Europe it's midrange fare all over the menu, with local pics in Italy, Spain and France among the widest openers.
Can the Rome Film Festival become a driver for the Italian film industry and also give European cinema a boost?
Roman auds also will see Rituparno Ghosh's melodrama "The Last Lear," about the travails of a famous Shakespearean thesp, played by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan; "Gandhi, My Father," depicting the…
The Rome Film Festival has added Gaul's "Peur(s) du noir" ("Fear(s) of the Dark"), an animation portmanteau pic all about nightmares, with drawings from six internationally known comic book artists…