The Italian government will fill empty film fund coffers to the tune of $98 million for 2004 and get tough on those who download pics from the web.
U.K. culture secretary Tessa Jowell called for a closer partnership between the British and Indian film industries in her keynote address Monday at the Frames entertainment industry convention in…
European Union officials have backed down in their bid to change state aid rules for film in the 15-member bloc, according to French local daily Le Progres.
A multi-generational cast of well-known Italian comics performs one skit after another in "The Jokes," a mildly amusing but largely forgettable entry from prolific helmer Carlo Vanzina. Punch-lines…
A dime-store romance overloaded with enough sappy music to make even Mantovani cringe, "Vanilla and Chocolate" is strictly for Harlequin readers who enjoy watching beautiful people in beautiful…
Kevin Smith wades into familiar mainstream territory with bland slab of sentimental hokum that proves even the most smart-alecky of indie auteurs can turn warm and fuzzy on occasion. Pic overall…
Working Title Films plans to rob the Millennium Dome, acquiring David Logan's spec script "The Rip," about a jewel heist at the London landmark.
Paul McGuigan is on board to direct "Fortune's Fools" for Working Title and Universal. Working Title has made a priority of the long-gestating cop tale, about five officers who steal a winning…
Chris Tucker, the highest-paid actor who never works, is poised for back-to-back sequel duty. At Tucker's behest, New Line has begun to develop "Money Talks 2," the sequel to the action comedy that…
Heath Ledger is set to star in Touchstone period pic "Casanova," about the famed seducer who learns the meaning of true love when he meets a woman immune to his charms.
Tyro scribes Paul Benson and Matt Sullivan have sold an untitled spoof of martial arts films to Dream Entertainment.