Egyptian helmer Ibrahim El Batout had a particularly personal motive that drove him to shoot "Winter of Discontent," the raw, eye-opening drama that is among his country's first post-revolution pics…
Venice Film Festival
The first Venice Film Market wraps on a high note today with some deals sealed, industryites happy with facilities and services, and the likelihood that next year they won't save all their…
Italo auteur Gianni Amelio is prepping "L'intrepido," a light-hearted take on the country's current economic crisis, starring local comic Antonio Albanese ("Whatsoeverly").
Glen Basner's FilmNation Entertainment has closed a major territory on Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder," which world-premiered in competition Sunday in Venice.
Russia's state-backed film promotion body, Roskino, has pacted with Rome-based sales house Intramovies, which will become its consultant-agent on 12 Russian productions.
Spanish filmmaker David Victori's short, "The Guilt," has nabbed the grand prize of Your Film Festival, a newly launched online competition whose jury includes Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender.
Regional fests pump coin, helping next-gen talent come up with innovative works
Upcoming events include Doha Tribeca, Carthage, Marrakech, Cairo Fest, and more
Film fests may not be vital offshoots of the Arab Spring, yet they symbolize a region's health.
Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" made a big splash Saturday on the Lido, as the highly anticipated drama inspired by the early days of Scientology had its world preem with the helmer and key cast…
When independent filmmaker Brillante Mendoza was growing up, people made fun of his name and called him Diamond.
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