The bombing in Iraq forced Italian helmer Michelangelo Antonioni to cancel his trip to the Middle East to scout locations for his new film "Destination Verna," script writer Tonino Guerra said.
Italian comedy "This Is Life" triumphed in Italy during its first weekend, grossing $2.85 million from 164 theaters for distrib Medusa.
While Old World Italy often is the idealized setting for buttoned-up Northern Europeans to go south and unleash their repressed emotions, few films provide Italians with similar release. In "The…
Miramax Distribution will host ShoWest '99's final luncheon March 11.
Having just acquired two of Norway's most important films, Scandinavia's newest independent film sales company, Werner Film and Media Intl. (WFM), is planning to branch out into co-financing and…
An unfinished work from director Akira Kurosawa will be made by his production company next spring.
Joseph Vilsmaier's "The Harmonists" will kick off the eighth annual New York Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 17-27 at the Walter Reade Theater.
Amidst a flood of films being foisted upon the public in "restored" or "director's cut" versions, Orson Welles' 1958 "Touch of Evil" is currently being brought back in a state that truly is different…
Les Boys are back in town. The sequel to the top-grossing French-Canadian film of all time does not tamper with the magic formula that pulled in some C$6 million ($4 million) in Quebec a year ago…
Kenneth Branagh has signed on to direct and star in DreamWorks' drama "The Betty Schimmel Story."
Graphic Films, one of the leading large-format film producers, has nearly completed production on "To the Ends of the Earth: The Great Migration" (working title), a 40-minute giant-screen film to be…