Can the Rome Film Festival become a driver for the Italian film industry and also give European cinema a boost?
At first blush, the Rome Film Festival seemed an unlikely prospect -- an aspirational newcomer to the claustrophobically crowded fall festival calendar, scheduled only weeks after its venerable…
Roman auds also will see Rituparno Ghosh's melodrama "The Last Lear," about the travails of a famous Shakespearean thesp, played by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan; "Gandhi, My Father," depicting the…
Business Street, Rome's film market taking place along the Via Veneto, is expected to be amplified this year.
Fox is a true believer in "The Church of Reggie," picking up a put pilot from "Arrested Development" alum Chuck Tatham about a guy who starts his own religion.
Warner Independent has optioned "An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England" for John Wells Prods. to produce.
In a seven-figure pitch deal, Columbia Pictures has acquired "Empire," a drama that John Logan will write for Michael Mann to direct and Will Smith to topline.
Hollywood was never part of Paul Greengrass' plan.
In 1979, Paul Greengrass became the first person to get permission to film inside Northern Ireland's notorious Maze Prison, which housed paramilitary prisoners.
Organizers of the Times BFI London Film Festival hope that widening the red carpet for industry players will increase the fest's profile and the quality of screenings it presents.