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…
Eagle Pictures is on a Berlin buying spree, having swooped down on Summit's thriller "Adrift" and closed on a nestful of high-profile pics from New Line. These latter include Jan de Bon's "Meg,"…
Canadian helmer Jeremy Podeswa ("The Five Senses") is set to shoot "Fugitive Pieces," a Holocaust drama being touted as the first official Canadian-Greek co-pro by its co-producer Takis Veremis, of…
The skewing of elections in Iraq by U.S. army and U.N. forces, the mysterious realities of Iranian life, personal reflections in Tel Aviv triggered by a terrorist attack. These are just some of the…
It's not going to sink. That's the latest word from the lagoon as Venice fest toppers confirmed they have the moolah to stay well afloat -- despite draconian Italo government arts funding cuts.
Adriana Chiesa, who recently resigned as topper of cash-strapped Italo promo org AIP Filmitalia, is at the Market in uber-sales agent mode -- and she's betting on Giuseppe Tornatore's dark tale "La…