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  • Rome Fest Kicks Off With Italo Comedy 'Fifth Wheel'

    ROME - The 8th Rome Film Festival kicked off Friday with a home crowd pleaser, Rome-set social comedy "The Fifth Wheel," by frequent Italo hitmaker Giovanni Veronesi, bowing positively, albeit in somewhat subdued mode, prior to plenty of upcoming high-...
  • Pope Francis has a few questions to ask you

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the most...
  • AFM: Rome Closer Kicks up a 'Storm'

    Hong Kong action thriller "The White Storm," which is set as the closing film of the Rome festival, has proved a draw at the American Film Market. The Benny Chan-directed cop thriller was acquired for South Korea by distributor Main Title. It was...
  • Tsui Hark Makes 'Tracks'

    HONG KONG - Tsui Hark, one of the most innovative Greater Chinese directors, has begun production on "Tracks In The Snowy Forest," a major 3-D war-action movie. After a fallow period, Tsui, a veteran Hong Kong director, has shot back up to the top...
  • Italy's Cinecittà Studios Commemorate Fellini And Seek To Bounce Back

    ROME - Cinecittà Studios paid homage to Federico Fellini on Friday with a commemorative plaque placed by Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino outside the Studio 5 soundstage where the maestro made many of his pics. The ceremony came just as Italy's top production...
  • Magazine says NSA spied on Vatican; U.S. denies it

    ROME -- The U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the future Pope Francis in the run-up to his election in March, an Italian magazine reported Wednesday. The NSA strongly denied the report. Without citing sources, Panorama magazine said the...
  • Rome Fest Recruits Top-Notch Jury

    ROME - The Rome Film Festival has rounded out its main jury which will comprise U.S.-based Iranian director Amir Naderi; Italian director Luca Guadagnino; French thesp-turned director Noemie Lvovsky; Russian actor and producer Aleksei Guskov; Chinese...
  • Italy Renews Production Tax Incentives, Including for Foreign Films

    The Italian government has approved a decree renewing the country's film production incentives, including a 25% tax credit for foreign productions. The crucial vote follows the recent loss of millions of dollars in foreign spend in Italy for fear that...
  • Kerry, Netanyahu discuss Iran's nuclear aims

    Kerry, Netanyahu discuss Iran's nuclear aims
    JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Rome for seven hours Wednesday evening, double-billed as discussions on Iran and Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Headed into the meeting, both...
  • Carlo Lizzani, Director and Former Venice Festival Topper, Falls to His Death

    Italian director, screenwriter, and critic Carlo Lizzani, who was Oscar-nominated in 1950 as co-writer of neo-realist classic "Bitter Rice," went on to direct dozens of films, and in the late 1970s relaunched the Venice Film Festival as its artistic...
  • ABC Options Remake Rights To Italo Cross-Media 'Imperfect Mom' (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME - ABC Studios have optioned remake rights to groundbreaking Italian cross-platform sitcom "An Imperfect Mom," which is currently airing in prime-time on pubacaster RAI after being a hit on the web in Italy. Conceived, written, and directed by Ivan...
  • Rome Fest To Honor Aleksei German Posthumously

    The Rome Film Festival will honor late Russian auteur Aleksei Yuryevich German with its Lifetime Achievement Award, given posthumouslyn prior to the world preem of his last film "Hard To Be a God" The award will be accepted by both Svetlana Karmalita,...