Arabic-Italian Drama ‘The Goat,’ Featuring Mira Sorvino and John Savage, Set For El Gouna and Rome Launches – Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian multi-hyphenate Ilaria Borrelli’s Arabic-language feminist drama “The Goat” – featuring Mira Sorvino and John Savage, alongside a stellar Egyptian cast – is set for back-to-back launches at […]

‘John Wick’ Hotel Prequel ‘The Continental’ Isn’t Worth a Stay — and Not Just Because of Mel Gibson: TV Review

I’ll give “The Continental” this: of all the reasons the “John Wick” prequel frustrates, underwhelms and disappoints, the involvement of Mel Gibson barely manages to rank. That, at […]

Horace Ové, Pioneering Black British Filmmaker, Dies at 86

Horace Ové, director of “Pressure” (1976), the first full-length Black British film, died on Sept. 16. He was 86. Ové’s son Zak posted on Facebook: “Our loving father Horace, […]

‘Shoe Shine Caddie’ Documentary Humanizes the Homeless Experience While Taking Director Back to His Italian Cinema Roots

When first-time documentary director Leonard Manzella premieres his award-winning “Shoe Shine Caddie” at the Portobello Film Festival in London on September 16, it will represent a kind of […]

Cinecittà Studios CEO Nicola Maccanico on Impending Pain of SAG-AFTRA Strike: It Could ‘Become a Big Problem for Us’

Nicola Maccanico, a former Warner Bros. and Sky Italia senior exec, has been spearheading the radical overhaul of Rome’s Cinecittà Studios since June 2021, when the government-owned facilities secured […]

Endeavor’s Asylum Entertainment Group Adds Ben Bitonti and Eric Hoberman to Executive Team (EXCLUSIVE)

Non-scripted television producer Asylum Entertainment Group has added Ben Bitonti and Eric Hoberman to its executive team. Bitonti joins as chief creative officer, while Hoberman will serve as […]

MIA Speakers to Include Paramount, Imagine Documentaries Execs — Global Bulletin

MARKET MIA, the international market held annually in Rome, has announced the first confirmed speakers for its ninth edition. This year, speakers at the industry event — which […]

Feel Sales Nabs World Sales Rights to U.S.-Spanish Indie Social Drama ‘Third Week,’ ‘About Second Chances and Their Challenges’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Madrid-based agency Feel Sales has picked up worldwide sales rights to indie social drama film “Third Week,” by long term New York-based Catalan writer-director Jordi Torrent (“The Redemption […]

‘Inshallah’ Filmmaker Paula Bilbao Unveils ‘A Supermarket in Tigaday’ at Spanish Screenings on Tour, MIA, Rome (EXCLUSIVE)

Canary Islands-based filmmaker Paula Bilbao, whose debut documentary “Inshallah,” about the Las Raíces migrant camp in Tenerife, won the Audience Award at the MiradasDoc festival this year, is turning […]

Pietro Castellitto on Depicting the Romantic Side of Rome’s One Percent in His Frenzied Film ‘Enea’

Italian hotshot Pietro Castellitto is in competition in Venice with his second feature “Enea,” in which he also stars as the titular character, a young Roman sushi restaurant […]

Nirvana ‘In Utero’ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Due Next Month, With 53 Unreleased Tracks

Nirvana’s third and final album, “In Utero,” is often overlooked because it basically marked the beginning of the end of the band — Kurt Cobain died less than eight […]

Italian Cinema Builds on Bumper Budgets to Up Quality, Be Bolder, Battle in International Markets

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is adamant about his decision to place six Italian movies in this year’s 23-title festival lineup. “Nobody accused the French of […]