Nobody, not even his mother, recognized Pierfrancesco Favino in his first Hollywood role: a cameo as Christopher Columbus in "Night at the Museum."
Twenty-six-year-old Jasmine Trinca was a high school student who had never remotely contemplated acting when Nanni Moretti selected her to play his daughter in "The Son's Room."
While John de Mol's return may prompt an executive stampede at Endemol, Mediaset is making it crystal clear that the Dutch TV content provider and the top Italo commercial web will continue to be run…
Wim Wenders will shoot a Palermo, Italy-set drama, marking the Teutonic helmer's return to feature filmmaking in a European setting after more than a decade.
The Locarno Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a "Back in Locarno" retro, which will see a host of helmers discovered by the Swiss fest return with their breakout works.
The Venice Film Festival has enlisted producer Bill Mechanic to head the jury of its Lion of the Future prize for first-time filmmakers, while helmer Gregg Araki will be jury chief of the…
Quentin Tarantino is expected to attend the 64th Venice Intl. Film Festival as patron and presenter of a sidebar dedicated to the Spaghetti Western genre.
Francis Ford Coppola's highly anticipated "Youth Without Youth" will world preem in an unspecified slot at the RomeFilmFest's second edition in October.
The Locarno Intl. Film Festival has announced that Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, winner of the 2006 Venice Golden Lion with "Still Life," will be among jury members of its upcoming edition.
Oscar-nommed Italo helmer Cristina Comencini will shoot "Black and White," an interracial romancer set in contempo Italy with Senegalese-born Gallic actress Aissa Maiga ("Bamako") attached to star.
The Venice Film Festival is forging ahead with its announced new Palazzo del Cinema, having secured partial funding for the futuristic new Lido digs from the Italian government.