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.
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.
Venice jury prexy Dante Ferretti is not a man to mince words. "Are you asking me what on Earth possessed me do it?" says the revered Italian production designer, a 2004 Oscar winner for "The Aviator."
As Silvio Berlusconi vacations under the Sardinian sun, Italy's prime minister and billionaire media mogul is becoming a hot cinematic commodity.
Piracy fears surrounding the Sept. 3 world preem of Lasse Hallstrom's "Casanova" at the Venice Film Festival are causing friction between Buena Vista Intl. and local pols clamoring for an outdoor…