There's shooting on water -- one of the most daunting challenges a filmmaker can face -- and then there's shooting in Venice, which is shooting on water plus shooting in an ancient, expensive…
With MIFED out of the picture, will Venice gain more prominence as a market? The Lido is trying. But, as the Italians say, you can't make a step that is longer than your leg.
Venice jury prexy Dante Ferretti is not a man to mince words. "Are you asking me what on Earth possessed me do it?" says the revered Italian production designer, a 2004 Oscar winner for "The Aviator."
Sitting in a Rome cafe on a scorching morning in late July, an Italian ice and a pile of local papers in front of him, Venice festival topper Marco Muller is clearly feeling the heat, and not just…
Imagine attending a Lido gala in a big space-age theater shaped like an upside-down ship, where stars make their entrance from one of two fire-red catwalks overlooking the lagoon.
In the birthplace of Oriental adventurer Marco Polo, the Venice Film Festival will be putting on a glittering display of Asian fireworks, literally and metaphorically. The fest will feature an array…
Compensating for a disappointing domestic performance, "The Island" won its third straight foreign box office crown with $9.7 million at more than 4,800 screens in 48 markets during a moderate…
Fay Kanin will return to serve a sixth term as president of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Director Paul Verhoeven was back home last week, prepping for "Black Book" -- the first pan-Euro-funded project to be shot in Holland and his first purely European pic.
Following the success of Paramount and DreamWorks' "War of the Worlds," Par has awarded another sci-fi spectacular to Steven Spielberg: the remake of "When Worlds Collide."
Bob and Harvey Weinstein's the Weinstein Co. has tapped longtime Dan Klores Communications exec Liza Burnett as executive VP of publicity. Based in Gotham, Burnett will head the Weinsteins' domestic…