French thesp Tahar Rahim ("A Prophet") will star opposite Marion Cotillard in the next feature by Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation"), his first pic set outside his native Iran.
The Locarno Film Festival will fete U.S. producer Arnon Milchan with its Raimondo Rezzonico lifetime achievement award dedicated to producers who epitomize the fest's indie ethos.
European co-production fund Eurimages is entering the Middle East fold via the Dubai Intl. Film Festival.
Italy's Ischia Global Film and Music Festival will host the European preem of Rob Reiner's dramedy "The Magic of Belle Isle," with Reiner in tow.
The European Union has drafted film funding rules which, if approved, will cut coin for Hollywood productions shooting in Europe and create potential impediments for all co-productions in its member…
Italy's Lazio region, which surrounds Rome and is the country's main pic industry hub, is relaunching its film fund by making it more friendly to international productions.
U.S.-based Argentinian helmer Gustavo Mosquera ("Moebius") will helm "The Oesterheld Project," a feature film based on the work and tragic life of graphic novelist Hector German Oesterheld, believed…
The Mediterranean isle of Malta, offering some of Europe's most alluring incentives and the world's largest marine filming tanks, has long been a hotspot for Hollywood tentpoles such as, most…
Despite the rocky local economy, Italy's generous tax credits for foreign productions offering up to 25% of a pic's budget, capped at $6.5 million, are still in place.
Egyptian actor-producer-thesp Amr Waked is ramping up production of his ambitious ZAD shingle, which aims to foster a burst of fresh filmmaking in post-Tahrir Square Cairo.