Nailing down a Berlinale section head in the middle of the festival is not an easy task, but when you do, it's not at all hard to get them to tell you about their program.
Argentine Tristan Bauer's Falkland War drama, "Iluminados por el fuego" (Blessed By Fire), closed at Berlin with Victory for Benelux and California Filmes for Brazil.
It's time for the TV industry to wake up and smell the coffee: The days in which television ad revenue growth outperformed rival media are over for good as subscription TV and Internet advertising…
Helmer Lina Wertmuller and producer Marina Cicogna were in Rome Tuesday to tubthump the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion & Food Festival, which runs Feb. 26-March 4 in L.A.
Tuning In: Although predictions are best left to fortune-tellers and ESPN studio analysts, I'm going out on a limb to say that Jon Stewart will do a perfectly fine job hosting the Oscars, and that a…
Dutch festival favorite Alex van Warmerdam and Fortissimo have extended their long-standing relationship. The Amsterdam and Hong Kong-based sales agent has acquired world rights to the helmer's new…
It's scarier than a Hideo Nakata flick and tougher than Harvey Weinstein: The Berlin flu, the nasal monster that can turn you into a bleary-eyed pariah confined to the loneliness of your hotel room…
Danish helmer Thomas Vinterberg is cutting loose from his Dogme cohort Lars von Trier. While von Trier recently issued a "Statement of Revitality" pledging a new "ascetic" approach to filmmaking, his…
Euro exporters are going to be a little less dependent on the IFTA come Cannes. In Berlin this week, the European Film Export Assn. has been putting the final touches on an arbitration procedure that…
Despite all the industry to-ing and fro-ing in Berlin, not everyone's buying. Even though he can afford it -- "Friends Forever," a follow-up to the '70s cult franchise "Les Bronzes" is doing roaring…
Italo pubcaster RAI's sales arm RAI Trade has taken on international sales on English-lingo telepic "Pompei," co-produced by Germany's Victory Media with Italy's De Angelis Prods.