While Al Gore is likely to gain converts to the anti-global-warming cause thanks to the Cannes screening of docu "An Inconvenient Truth," former Locarno Film Festival topper Irene Bignardi is on the…
Italo helmer Saverio Costanzo will shoot "In memoria di me" (In Memory of Myself), the tale of a young Italian monk's initiation into cloistered Catholic vows.
Rome's Buskin Film has pacted with Luxembourg-based equity fund MG Ventures to invest $20 million in a slate that includes pics by Roland Joffe, Bille August and horror helmer Ted Nicolaou.
Looking to lure more dealmakers, the Venice Film Festival has hired the Cannes Market's former U.S. rep, Edith Grant, as its industry office consultant with a mandate to radically revamp the Lido…
The new Rome Film Fest is launching a co-production mart called New Cinema Network, with links to Hong Kong's Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Cannes Atelier du Festival.
Italo helmer Mimmo Calopresti, whose Steven Spielberg-produced Holocaust docu "Volevo solo vivere" (I Just Wanted to Live) will unspool in Cannes out-of competish on Tuesday, has secured Gerard…
Cinecitta conquered "Rome." But aside from the mega HBO/BBC toga skein now happily encamped on fiveacres of its big back lot, how is the famed facility faring in the ever-bloodier warfare between big…
Selected milestones in Rome's cinematic history.
In his office atop the Capitoline Hill, overlooking ruins of marble columns and monumental arches standing in the sunshine-filled Forum, Rome's Mayor Walter Veltroni speaks calmly, but with the…
On the eve of Italy's April 9 and 10 national vote, posters publicizing Nanni Moretti's satirical anti-Berlusconi pic "The Cayman" vied for space on Roman walls with airbrushed images of the…