In a climate of budgetary belt-tightening, the U.K.'s network of Screen Academies has been cut back to align it more closely with the needs of the film industry.
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"America," one European producer recently declared, "is the only country with a real film industry. That's why so many people want to work there."
Has La Femis, France's most prestigious national film school, lost its mojo?
American film-school students have been known to complain that their professors have little to offer in the way of practical experience.
Brit artist-turned-helmer Steve McQueen is reuniting with thesp Michael Fassbender for his second directorial effort, "Shame," which sales company HanWay Films will introduce to buyers at the Toronto…
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release "A Letter to Elia" on Nov. 9.
France's Funny Balloons has sold Pablo Larrain's Venice competition player "Post Mortem" to Archibald Films in Italy.
Italy's turbulent history -- both past and present -- made big waves on the Lido Tuesday, as helmer Mario Martone's 19th century-set drama "We Believed," about the revolutionary turmoil that led to…
Chinese documaker Wang Bing, whose first fiction film, "The Ditch," is Venice's traditional surprise addition to its slate, was on the Lido Tuesday talking about plans to focus his camera on contempo…
If he'd stuck to his training, Lionel Gallat would be more concerned with time signatures or comicbook panels than with storyboards and depth budgets.
Buoyed by the boffo box office of "Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland" and animated pics from DreamWorks and Pixar, 3D is on a roll -- and Venice organizers will be looking to their 3D prize to make…