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…
Italy's Medusa is a production/distribution/exhibition powerhouse that gives "vertical integration" special meaning, since it's also the sister company of Italo Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's…
Tom Cruise and United Artists have acquired rights to serial-killer thriller "The Monster of Florence," with Cruise attached to produce and possibly to star, according to Douglas Preston, author of…
"Machan," a Sri-Lanka-set caper marking the directorial debut of "The Full Monty" producer Uberto Pasolini, has won the Europa Cinemas Label prize as best pic in the Venice fest's Venice Days section.
Mexican helmer Carlos Armella's short "Tierra y pan" is the winner of the 65th Venice Film Festival's Corto Cortissimo prize for shorts.