Egyptian producer and scribe Mohamed Hefzy has been appointed artistic director of Egypt's Ismailia Film Festival, a key incubator for global new talent and cutting-edge Arab cinema.
The Berlin Film Festival Wednesday replied to official protests from Iran regarding the screenplay prize given to dissident helmer Jafar Panahi for "Closed Curtain," shot while he was under house…
Italy's Telecom Italia Media has entered into exclusive talks to sell its La7 TV channel to Urbano Cairo, a former exec in Silvio Berlusconi's Publitalia TV advertising unit, in a move likely to…
Prominent Italian film and TV producer Angelo Rizzoli Jr. was arrested in Rome Thursday on charges of fraud related to the bankruptcy of his Rizzoli Audiovisivi company known internationally for…
Two years after its launch, Italy's Business Location South Tyrol -- Alto Adige (BLS) film fund is at the EFM basking in the glow of Giuseppe Tornatore's hit artworld mystery "The Best Offer" and a…
Al Jazeera aims to change U.S. minds NOV. 1, 1996: Al Jazeera debuts, airing six hours a day out of Doha, Qatar. The station is born after the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al- Thani…
Having won awards for its coverage of the Arab Spring with a news operation that reports on events in far-flung countries with the hustle that has become its trademark, Al Jazeera has come a long way…
ROME -- The Venice Festival, the world's oldest sprocket opera, is helping filmmakers get their pics made. But unlike other indie auteur events -- think Sundance, Cannes or Rotterdam -- the Lido…
The Locarno Film Festival will fete Otar Iosseliani with a career Golden Leopard celebrating the Soviet-born auteur who has lived in France since the '80s.
Serbian multihyphenate Emir Kusturica is attached to topline "La Foresta di Ghiaccio" (The Ice Forest) an Italian Alpine-set thriller that kicks off sales at EFM in Berlin.
The Venice Film Festival is tweaking its nods, adding a Grand Jury Prize to the main competish to give more pics a chance to score kudos, as it celebrates its 70th edition.