As TV crews descend upon the Eternal City to report on the ailing Pope John Paul II, spots from which their cameras can best view the Vatican are turning into prime real estate.
Reopening its funding faucet after nearly two years, Italy's Culture Ministry has disbursed e13.5 million ($17.7 million) in production subsidies to eight pics including John Boorman's "Memoirs of…
A real life Italian opera buffa is playing out at Milan's venerable La Scala opera house. Carlo Fontana, top exec of the world-famous theater, has been sacked by its board over "differences" with La…
"Alexander" tried to rip off the Romans. That's the claim being made by Rome's Cinecitta Studios, which has filed lawsuit against Warner Bros. Italia, demanding the Oliver Stone epic be pulled off…
A bevy of German celebs pranced down the catwalk of Berlin's neoclassic Konzerthaus for UNICEF's fourth annual Cinema for Peace gala, which celebrated "Hotel Rwanda" with the Cinema for Peace Award.
Hundreds of prominent Italian film, theater and music personalities gathered in Rome's Piazza del Pantheon on Monday and staged one of the country's biggest protests in recent memory against…
Italo shingle Cattleya -- co-producer of Radu Mihaileanu's Berlin Panorama opener "Live and Become" -- has a slew of new film and TV projects in the pipeline.
Imagine a movie helmed by a Palestinian, with two Palestinian suicide bombers as protagonists, an Israeli as co-producer, and the state-run Israel Film Fund as a possible financier of its…
As Berlin's European Film Market wound down Thursday, buyers and sellers headed for the city's two airports with loads of freshly inked deal memos.
Japanese studio Shochiku has sold Yoji Yamada's samurai drama "The Hidden Blade" -- which unspools in competition today-- to a slew of territories, including Tartan Films for the U.S. and U.K.