Eligible local pics can tap into government funding for up to 50% of their budgets. Eligibility is determined by a so-called reference system that looks at director and producer track records, with…
Rupert Murdoch's Fox Italia and Sky Italia are teaming up to become a prominent Italian production force via their new local production unit, which intends to finance as many as a dozen local films a…
Hollywood held court during the first half of the Venice Film Festival, where George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" and Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" have emerged among early Golden Lion…
The Berlin fest's European Film Market is on course to morph into a grander mart, with most space in its new Martin-Gropius-Bau digs snapped up, and several sizeable new players booked for stands.
George Clooney captivated the Lido on Thursday as the world preem of his sophomore helming effort "Good Night, and Good Luck" kicked off the Venice fest's competish on a positive note.
A dazzling display of Chinese fireworks celebrating the opening of extravaganza "Seven Swords," counterpointed by a burst of parochial Italian polemics, kicked off the 62nd Venice Film Festival on…
Police scuba divers are scouring the lagoon and sharpshooters are on call for roof duty on the Palazzo del Cinema, as the 62nd Venice Film Festival kicks off today amid security concerns.
Sitting in a Rome cafe on a scorching morning in late July, an Italian ice and a pile of local papers in front of him, Venice festival topper Marco Muller is clearly feeling the heat, and not just…
Imagine attending a Lido gala in a big space-age theater shaped like an upside-down ship, where stars make their entrance from one of two fire-red catwalks overlooking the lagoon.
With MIFED out of the picture, will Venice gain more prominence as a market? The Lido is trying. But, as the Italians say, you can't make a step that is longer than your leg.