The Venice Film Festival has selected Chinese actioner "Blood Brothers," from first-time helmer Alexi Tan, as the closer for its 64th edition.
Blighty's Alchemy Television and Italy's Lux Vide are in advanced negotiations with the BBC on "War and Peace," the Lux-produced mega skein that world preems Friday at the RomaFictionFest.
"Hairspray" will unspool at the 60th Locarno Intl. Film Festival.
Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset is tightening its grip on content producers Endemol and Medusa.
The RomeFilmFest is going for Gallic flair, opening with Alain Corneau's gangster pic remake "Le deuxieme souffle" ("Second Breath"), for which stars Monica Bellucci and Daniel Auteuil are expected…
Spike Lee engaged the Italian press with some anti-Hollywood ranting as he unveiled his WWII project about the plight of black American soldiers fighting the German army in Tuscany.
The upcoming Locarno Intl. Film Festival will focus on cinema from the Middle East in its Open Doors co-production mart, which has selected 13 projects coming from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon…
"Grand Theft Auto" publisher Rockstar Games is delaying its latest controversial game, "Manhunt 2," after it was banned by three European countries and slapped with an "AO" -- adults only -- rating…
RAI Cinema has a trio of new head honchos heading for its executive suites, led by Caterina D'Amico, a dean of Italy's national film school, appointed to the main operative post at pubcaster RAI's…
The Locarno Film Festival is assembling a strong Italian component for its upcoming edition, which will honor the grand dames of cinema Italiano, from Alida Valli to Asia Argento, alongside plans to…
Italo producer Domenico Procacci has lured helmer Ferzan Ozpetek to shoot "Un Giorno Perfetto" (A Perfect Day), a multiple-strand drama set during the course of 24 hours in present-day Rome, based on…