For Thomas Bertacche, being a film buff in a small city in Italy's northeast is no reason not to think big. But that doesn't mean you should ever let your head swell.
Like the fragile bonsai trees that have grown so popular here, many Asian films require a softly, softly approach if they are to flourish. Few Western distribs have been as successful at the art of…
At the start of the current decade, Japanese pics, from the straight-to-video outrages of Takashi Miike to the hit J Horror shockers of Hideo Nakata, were gaining fans worldwide. One sign of this…
Asian blockbusters and Italian wine may seem like an unlikely combination; however, for the past 10 years, Asian commercial cinema has found a welcoming home in the city of Udine, tucked into the…
Universal Pictures has acquired the recent L.A. Weekly cover story "How to Get Divorced by 30" and will use the article by Sascha Rothchild as the basis for a romantic comedy.
Two weeks into the shoot of the Will Gluck-directed comedy "Fired Up," Screen Gems has given the helmer a three-picture deal.
The Weinstein Co. has closed a deal on North American rights to helmer Andrew Jarecki's love story-cum-murder mystery "All Good Things," about a Gotham real estate dynasty in the 1980s.
Like migratory birds, film production is kicking in the afterburners on its continuing return flight to the U.S., given loft by the cratering U.S. dollar and ever-more-competitive state incentive…
The crashing dollar and the end of various forms of tax financing worth up to 50% of budgets have left the U.K. with just two reasons why any producer would come to shoot there: talent and material.
Because it's set entirely in Rome, the Eternal City is a must-shoot location for Sony's "Da Vinci Code" sequel, "Angels and Demons," which rolls June 5.
In the province of Ontario it was once common to see downtown streets lined with production trailers. But the weak U.S. dollar and increasingly competitive tax breaks from U.S. states are making it…