Euro production-distribution giant Studiocanal and Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free are teaming to produce the first English-language film from Italian helmer Luca Guadagnino ("I Am Love").
Venice Film Festival
About 300 guests gathered on the Danieli Hotel terrace Saturday night for Variety's high-energy annual party saluting world film.
Al Pacino held court Sunday on the Lido where his long-gestating "Wilde Salome" world-preemed positively, as he received Venice's Jaeger LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.
When Working Title's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" unspools on the Lido today, it will be more than just the world preem of a marquee property with a stellar Brit cast -- it will be the shingle's…
Italy's Tucker Films has acquired Italian rights to Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui's "A Simple Life" (Tao jie) which screens today in competition.
Italy's Valle d'Aosta has become the latest region to set up a film commission with a small fund to lure productions to its Alpine settings.
Paris-based Urban Distribution Intl. has acquired world sale rights to Brazilian "Girimunho" (Swirl), which is making the rounds of fall fests.
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's follow-up to "Persepolis," "Chicken With Plums," slipped down a treat for some critics at a press screening Saturday where it received an ovation.
The visual artist-turned-helmer picked up Venice's Gucci Group Award for crossover filmmakers for his debut feature, "Hunger," which also scooped Cannes' Camera d'Or.
Steven Soderbergh prompted a sneeze-and-sniffle alert on the Lido with his pandemic thriller "Contagion," which world preemed out-of-competition in Venice prior to its U.S. release Sept. 9 via Warner…
Despite Italy's current economic blues, the Italian film industry is humming, with realistic prospects of reaching a whopping 40% local market share this year, meaning Cinema Italiano can even aspire…