Following a boffo 2010, and a hopping January 2011, box office is down for the first quarter in Italy where local titles are still going strong, while Yank fare -- both Hollywood and indie -- has…
Italy went from about 50 3D screens in 2008 to more than 500 in 2010 -- out of roughly 4,000 total -- and the country's digital conversion is still going strong.
Gov't reups generous incentives that add to appeal of locations
Italy's motion picture association ANICA has appointed as its new chief Riccardo Tozzi, who is president of prominent Rome shingle Cattleya, in which Universal holds a stake.
Bernardo Bertolucci's previously announced new pic ''Io e Te'' (Me and You) is going forward, with firm plans for a 3D shoot to start by year's end on the coming-of-age drama about an adolescent boy…
Odeon and UCI Cinemas, which is Europe's largest exhibition chain, is further expanding its European footprint by upping its presence in Spain and Italy.
Sony Pictures Releasing is bowing out of the Italian distribution market, having formed a strategic distribution deal with Warner Bros. International, which will release its product in Italy.
The Venice Film Festival will celebrate Al Pacino, who will bow his "Wilde Salome" on the Lido, and be honored with the fest's Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award.
The Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart, which focuses on Indian auteur cinema this year, has selected its 12 participating projects.
Select list of international offerings at the Cannes Market
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