The Italian government backpedaled Thursday on a revamp that could have undermined the autonomy of Venice Film Festival parent org the Venice Biennale, paving the way for fest chief Moritz de…
A mixed bag of eclectic works by new directors from 12 countries will unspool at the 21st Turin Film Festival, the first edition headed by new co-directors Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan and Roberto…
Moritz de Hadeln's expected reappointment at the Venice Intl. Film Festival's helm may be jeopardized by an overhaul of the Venice Biennale, the event's parent organization.
The American Film Market's move into Mifed's November timeslot from 2004 onward has set off alarm bells at the age-old Italian mart. Confronted with a do-or-die crisis, organizers say they are taking…
Despite the arrival in June of Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox, Italy's independent film buyers are still largely lacking the TV coin on which they once relied.
Cinecitta Studios is preparing for an American invasion with the Renny Harlin-helmed reshoot of "Exorcist: The Beginning" and HBO TV series "Rome" booked to arrive soon, while Touchstone Pictures'…
Emboldened by the success of Gabriele Salvatores' "I'm Not Scared," producer Maurizio Totti has secured a hefty cash injection from Italian financier Emilio Gnutti and is ramping up his multifold…
The venerable Mifed film mart in Milan is coming out fighting against rival upstart the American Film Market, which will invade its November slot next year.
Miramax Films has acquired Ermanno Olmi's lyrical pirate drama "Singing Behind the Screens" for the U.S. in a rare type of pre-sale for a foreign-language film.
"Take My Eyes," Spanish director Iciar Bollain's domestic violence drama, which was among the standout titles at the San Sebastian Film Festival, has been acquired by the recently formed Indie Circle…
Three years after Miramax Intl. opened an outpost in Rome to front the company's production and distribution activity in Italy, the entity called Miramax Italia has been radically reconfigured, with…