On the Lido with Julian Schnabel's "Miral," which it co-produced, Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta Communications is getting set to raise the bar on the distribution of films with Arab storylines in the…
Venice Film Festival
Dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who has been denied permission by authorities to travel to the Venice Film Festival, has not lost all faith in his future as a filmmaker in his country, he…
As Italo shingles have found it increasingly hard to access state funds at home, following Silvio Berlusconi's cutbacks, they have been looking to foreign co-producers to supply the missing coin, and…
An outspoken gatekeeper of arthouse cinema, Eric Lagesse, owner of Paris-based distribution and sales outfit Pyramide Distribution, backs up his tough talk with action.
French pics and co-productions pepper the selection at the Venice Film Festival.
Three years after launching a truly innovative film commission, Apulia, the southeastern region on the heel of the Italian boot, is gaining prominence as a prime film and TV production spot.
Apulia is taking a comprehensive approach to boosting cinema in the region, the idea being that a vibrant arts scene can contribute to its ambition of becoming a moviemaking hotspot.
Bollywood blockbusters seem to be finding fertile ground in Apulia, where a clutch of promising Italo feature films and high-profile local telepics are also being shot.
Darren Aronofsky's psychosexual ballet thriller "Black Swan" opened the 67th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, with stars Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel gliding down the red carpet with jury…
Quentin Tarantino was not only a guest at Variety's Aug. 31 Venice party, he was also the theme.
Quentin Tarantino was not only a guest at Variety's Venice party on Tuesday, he was also the theme.