Italy's new Silvio Berlusconi-led government has bowed to opposition pressure as well as a European Court ruling and dropped legislation that would have kept his Mediaset-owned Rete 4 on-air through…
Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino, winner of the Cannes jury prize with "Il divo," will be among jurors at the 61st Locarno Film Festival.
Matt Dillon, Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes and Mark Ruffalo are among the latest additions to the long list of Hollywood talent and industryites expected for the 6th annual Ischia Global Film & Music…
Italy's Cannes double whammy, the Grand Prix for Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah" and the Jury Prize for Paolo Sorrentino's "Il Divo," has the country's film community ecstatic, just when a boost was most…
Making "Il divo," today's competish pic about Italy's shady seven-time prime minister Giulio Andreotti, acquitted in court of having Mafia ties, was not an easy task for helmer Paolo Sorrentino.
Hafsia Hersi is attached to star in "The Flowers of Kirkuk," a Romeo and Juliet tale that marks a rare co-production between Europe and Iraq.
The gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar is getting into the international film biz with "Rumi -- The Fire of Love," an English-language biopic of Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet and a founder of…
Franco-Tunisian mogul Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta and Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset are moving into North Africa by investing in Tunisia-based satcaster Nessma TV.
Jane Birkin and Italo Cannes jury member Sergio Castellitto will topline French auteur Jacques Rivette's next pic.
Spike Lee is set to shoot a feature-length documentary about Michael Jordan. Helmer told a Cannes crowd that he hopes to bring the basketball legend to the fest with the pic next year.
Unveiling an Italy-Argentina co-production axis, Eduardo Costantini's Costa Films has sealed a co-production deal with Italy's Istituto Luce on Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat's "El artista" (The…