Amber Entertainment has optioned American author Donna Leon's "Acqua Alta," the fifth in her series of 17 bestselling mysteries set in Venice, Italy, looking to start a franchise centered around the…
After launching a joint film fund in 2009, the Italian and Brazilian film industries have announced four co-productions between the two countries, including new projects by a pair of auteurs who are…
Abel Ferrara will be feted by the Locarno Film Festival with its Swisscom Leopard of Honor for career achievement.
Italian producer Domenico Procacci is going out on a limb with "Diaz -- Don't Clean Up This Blood."
Film journo and documaker Gideon Bachmann is launching Vox Humana -- the Voice Bank, an archive of interviews with directors such as Federico Fellini, Andrei Tarkovsk and Pierpaolo Pasolini, spanning…
Exclusive: U.S. producer Avi Lerner is teaming with Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore on "Leningrad," an English-language epic about the 900-day Nazi attack on the Russian city during WWII.
What do Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci have in common, besides being big-name European auteurs?
Julianne Hough is in advanced negotiations to become the first American voice talent for "Not Born to Be Gladiators," the big-budget 3D spoof toon that Italy's Rainbow Studios is producing and…
Egyptian multihyphenate Amr Waked ("Syriana") is seeking an international partner for "R for Revolution," a naturalistic drama being touted as the country's first feature following Egypt's uprising.
Controversy is erupting both on the Croisette and in Egypt over a portmanteau pic about the Egyptian revolution titled "18 days," which was partly filmed by directors considered to have ties to…