Sabrina Baracetti, who is the face of the Udine Far East Film Fest, certainly reps an anomaly in Italy where big egos are the norm and cults of personality run rampant.
Udine was born from the ashes of one event and the desire by a tiny group of people to change the way Far East cinema was perceived in the West.
Italy's northeastern corner packs a triple punch when it comes to heavyweight fests.
Far East moviemaking may seem to be well repped on the international map, but the reality is far different, with the West cherry-picking films that mirror either Euro-style art movies or out-of-date…
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.