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.
In case anyone had any doubts, Mifed is dead and buried. Contrary to plans announced at Mifed in October, Venice Film Festival chief Marco Muller has declared that the Milan film mart will not be…
By the late 1950s, Tonino Delli Colli was earning handsomely, working on run-of-the mill crowdpleasers such as Dino Risi's "Venice, the Moon and You" and the English-language "Seven Hills of Rome"…
Japanese anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki will be honored with a Golden Lion for career achievement at the Venice Film Festival. Winner of the 2002 animated feature Oscar for "Spirited Away," the…