The latest Muslim cartoon-controversy -- over a drawing depicting Iranian soccer players doubling as suicide bombers -- took center stage Friday during the press confab for Iranian helmer Jafar…
Italy's RAI Cinema is looking to break into the English-language pic production arena via two projects.
Two years after debuting at the Berlinale as a beefed-up super-structure, Italy's film promo body AIP FilmItalia is being shuttered. But the good news is Italian cinema will continue to benefit from…
Italy's Istituto Luce has boarded Billie August-helmed "Goodbye Bafana," a South Africa-set drama rooted in the real-life rapport that Nelson Mandela developed during his incarceration with his white…
Warner Bros. Italy prexy Paolo Ferrari -- freshly elected topper of Italy's motion picture association ANICA -- plans to radically revamp the cumbersome org to give it more influence for the entire…
However upbeat things seem in Berlin, box office news across Europe has not been that boffo: Admissions across Western Europe dropped 11% in 2005 to a total 824 million tickets sold in 15 territories.
Italo pubcaster RAI's sales arm RAI Trade has taken on international sales on English-lingo telepic "Pompei," co-produced by Germany's Victory Media with Italy's De Angelis Prods.
U.S.-based distribbery Picture This! has acquired Stateside rights to German helmer Eva Urthaler's adolescent angst pic "Keller -- Teenage Wasteland" from Italy's Intra Movies.
Bernardo Bertolucci is returning to the director's chair to helm "Bel Canto," a terrorism-themed tale set in an imaginary country in South America, based on U.S. writer Ann Patchett's eponymous novel.
Former Turin Film Festival director Stefano Della Casa is set to become topper of Italy's Film Commission Torino Piemonte from which he plans to launch a regional film fund looking to lure foreign…