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…
Italo auteur Nanni Moretti, who is back on the Croisette this year with "Habemum Papam," about a panicked newly elected Pope, is very relaxed about Vatican reactions to his pic.
The Venice Film Festival has run into a major stumbling block in the construction of its new digs, meaning that the Lido's eagerly awaited new Palazzo del Cinema will not be built. At least, not as…
After recently vacillating on the brink of closure, Italian state film entity Cinecitta Luce is back on the Croisette with new vigor thanks to government refinancing and a more muscular mission to…
Bernardo Bertolucci was in a playful mood Wednesday at the presser before he received his honorary Palme d'Or.
With Italian pics humming ever more steadily at the home box office, it's a no-brainer for Eagle to be going into local production.