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Natasha Senjanovic

  • DSM threat to co-production debated in Sarajevo


    Panel discussed the future of co-production in the proposed Digital Single Market.
  • Sarajevo: debate divided over cinema exhibition


    The first session of the 2015 Sarajevo Film Festival’s Regional Forum saw panellists and audiences divided over trends in local cinema exhibition
  • Sales agents, film funds speak at Sarajevo's CineLink


    Elle Driver, Wide Management and European film funds on what brings them back to the Sarajevo Film Festival’s development and financing platform.
  • Montevideo: God Bless You!


    Dir: Dragan Bjelogrlic. Serbia. 2010. 144mins
  • Golden Leopard rewards Salvatores, launches film classes.


    The second edition of the Golden Leopard Prize was awarded to director Gabriele Salvatores (I'm Not Afraid) on Sept 20, for his 'continuing research of new expressive forms and styles.'
  • Italian exhibitors seek to limit multiplex growth


    Following a three-day meeting Rome, Italian exhibitors, led by trade association ANEC president Walter Vacchino, have begun lobbying the government to prevent the construction of new multiplexes in and around metropolitan areas.
  • Facing Windows cleans up at Italy's Golden Globes


    Ferzan Ozpetek's Facing Windows swept the Italian Golden Globe awards last night, taking five awards including Best Film, and Best Actor and Actress for Filippo Nigro and Giovanna Mezzogiorno, respectively.
  • Italy's Cattleya unveils dynamic production slate


  • Italy's Revolver to unveil international division at Cannes


    Just over a year old, Italian arthouse production and distribution company Revolver is set to debut its international distribution arm with a slate of seven Italian films at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
  • Italy's RAI appoints another new president


    War correspondent and former RAI television news director Lucia Annunziata has been named president of state broadcaster RAI less than 24 hours after Paolo Mieli's tumultuous resignation.
  • New president of RAI quits after six days


    Paolo Mieli has stepped down as president of RAI just six days after being appointed to the position and without once having stepped into the Italian state broadcaster's headquarters.
  • Stream, Telepiu given ultimatum on decoder


    The Italian communications watchdog has slapped a second fine and an ultimatum onto rival pay-TV companies Telepiu and Stream for failing to agree on a common decoder.
  • Transcontinental to debut with Convent, Conquest


    A new production-distribution outfit, Transcontinental Film, has launched in the Northern Italian town of Bergamo, with two picks-ups under its belt - horror film The Convent and Mexican hit The Other Conquest.
  • Miramax opens up Italy with Eagle Pictures pact


    Miramax International appears to have found a new Italian outlet for at least some of its higher profile titles, selling three films to fast-growing Eagle Pictures.
  • Lucky Red gets No News From God


    Italian distribution and production outfit Lucky Red is co-producing Spanish film No News From God, starring Victoria Abril and Penelope Cruz.
  • Fabrica Cinema launches television arm


    Benetton-funded production company Fabrica Cinema plans to launch a television production arm to be headed by director Marco Bellocchio and Fabrica director and former Locarno festival chief Marco Mueller.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club


  • New sales co Buskin to focus on Italian fare


    Former advertising executive Antonio Guadalupi has launched a Rome-based international sales outfit, Buskin Films, which is dedicated to handling titles from emerging local directors.
  • The Low Down


  • European Film Institute launches exchange scheme


    The European Film Institute (EIKK), based in Karlsruhe, Germany, is launching a new initiative, entitled EUR*USA, aimed at improving collaboration between film-makers from Europe and the US.
  • Declaration calls for revamp of Swiss funding


    The Swiss Association of Film Producers (SFP) and French-speaking Switzerland's film trade association ARC have called for sweeping changes to the country's public film funding structure in their "Locarno Declaration", published at last week's Locarno Film Festival.
  • Baba wins Locarno's Golden Leopard


  • Locarno director Mueller calls it quits


    Locarno Film Festival director Marco Mueller announced on the final night of this year's edition (August 12) that he is stepping down, making him one of several European festival chiefs to quit their posts this year.
  • Little Cheung (Xilu Xiang)


  • Venice follows Cannes with Euro, Asian line-up


    Robert Altman's Dr T And The Women and Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls are the only US titles in competition at the 57th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which, like this year's Cannes, is dominated by European and Asian titles.
  • Venice Critics' Week unveils line-up


    Giuseppe Rocca's Lontano In Fondo Agli Occhi, a bittersweet love story set in the 1950s, is the only Italian film selected for the Critics' Week competition at this year's Venice Film Festival.
  • MIFED sets Agenda for film commissions, producers


    This year's MIFED film market in Milan will feature a new initiative, Agenda, under which film commissions from all over Europe will hold pre-scheduled meetings with producers.
  • Lucky Red chief to head up Italian distrib body


    Italian distributors' association, UNIDIM, has appointed its vice president, Lucky Red chief Andrea Occhipinti, to the post of president, replacing Manfredi Traxler, who died in June.
  • A&E, Arau board Magnificent Ambersons


    Mexican director Alfonso Arau (Like Water For Chocolate) is set to direct $16m mini-series The Magnificent Ambersons for Italy's DeAngelis Group and US cable network A&E which has signed on to co-produce the project.
  • Innocence takes FIPRESCI prize at Taormina


    US specialised distributor Winstar Cinema will tour a retrospective of 11 features and two shorts directed by Eric Rohmer in brand new prints across the country starting next year. "Tales Of Rohmer" will form also form the centrepiece of a more extensive retrospective being planned at New York City's Film Forum from Feb 9 to Mar 15, 2001.The package will travel to over 30 North American cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco.Among ...
  • Neeson, Campion pick up Taormina's Diamonds


    The Taormina Film Festival (July 1-9) has handed out a series of life-time achievement awards in place of its usual prize-giving ceremony in a move to eliminate what festival director Felice Laudadio described as "unnecessary and destructive competition between film-makers."
  • Bread And Tulips cleans up at the Nastri D'Argento


    Silvio Soldini's Bread And Tulips swept Italy's second most coveted awards, the Nastri D'Argento, last night, at an awards ceremony held in Taormina, Sicily's 10,000 seat Greek amphitheatre, directly before the European premiere of John Woo's Mission: Impossible 2.
  • OBITUARY: Vittorio Gassman


    Vittorio Gassman, one of Italy's most indomitable theatre and cinema icons, died Thursday at age 78 from a heart attack. The actor, who defined an era of Italian cinema and was known as much for his dramatic roles as his comedic gems, appeared in such classic films as I Soliti Ignoti (Big Deal On Madonna Street), Profumo Di Donna and We All Loved Each Other So Much.
  • Tulips still blooming at Italian box office


    The Danish box office is demonstrating that festival success is not the only route to success for locally-made films.
  • Garage Olimpo wins at Italy's Golden Globes


    Marco Bechi's Garage Olimpo, a drama about the so-called disappeared ones in Argentina, won best film at Italy's Golden Globes, the annual awards of the foreign press.
  • Italy's Panorama pacts with US' Full Circle


    Rome's Panorama Films has partnered with Los Angeles-based Full Circle Entertainment to develop and produce English-language films in Europe and the US, the Italian company has announced.
  • Warner Village Italy launches summer special


    Due to a marked lack of summer blockbusters, Warner Bros and Village Roadshow's Italian outpost, Warner Village Cinemas Italia, is launching a discount ticket scheme to run for the next two months.
  • DreamWorks, Polyvideo reportedly in on-line pact


    DreamWorks has signed an exclusive agreement with Milan-based Polyvideo to sell its home video and DVD titles on-line, according to Italian press reports.
  • Telepiu expands into cable broadcasting


    Italian digital satellite platform Telepiu has reached an agreement with Telecom Italia to begin cable broadcasting in 500,000 homes in seven key cities beginning this September.
  • Mondo inks co-production deal with Hahn Shin


    Mondo TV, Italy's number two animation company after Mediaset, has signed a co-production agreement with Korean animator Hahn Shin Corporation under which the partners will produce 200 half hours over the next three years.
  • Italian cinema loses local market share


    Italian films' share of the domestic theatrical market dropped from 27% to 14% in the 12 months from June 1999 to May 2000 according to local exhibitors association ANEC.
  • Key adds Hallstrom, Nair to debut production slate


    One-year-old Italian distributor Key Films unveiled its debut production slate at last week's Professional Screening Days in Sorrento, which includes projects from Lasse Hallstrom, Mira Nair and Lisanne Skyler in addition to Thomas Vinterberg's previously announced US-set love story It's All About Love.
  • Italy's 'plex operators form breakaway trade body


    Italy's largest multiplex operators, including Warner Village Cinemas, De Laurentiis Cineplex and United Cinemas International, have split from exhibitor trade association, ANEC, to form their own organisation, ANEM.
  • Eagle unwraps theatrical slate; $60m drama


    In a bid to stamp its mark on Italy's turbulent distribution scene, recapitalised distributor Eagle Pictures has unveiled its first full theatrical slate and also announced development of $60m medical drama, The Lazarus Child.
  • Bim eats Kollek's Fast Food, Loach's Bread


    Valerio De Paolis' independent distribution company Bim has acquired Italian rights to a raft of Cannes competition titles including Ken Loach's Bread And Roses, from UK-based sales outfit The Sales Co.
  • RAI joins Napoleon's $35m European campaign


    Italy's RAI Fiction has joined forces with France's GMT Communications and France 2 to co-produce Napoleon, the planned four part mini-series starring Christian Clavier (Asterix & Obelix, The Visitors) and Gerard Depardieu.
  • Warner Italy joins bid to boost summer box office


    Warner Bros Italy is pushing back the release date of South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut from May to June in an effort to establish year-round programming in Italy.
  • Bread And Tulips sweeps Italy's Davids


    Silvio Soldini's Bread And Tulips (Pane E Tulipani) scooped nine prizes at Italy's leading awards ceremony - the David di Donatellos - last night, including best film, best director and best screenplay for Soldini and Doriana Leondeff.
  • Berlusconi's son replaces Carlotti at Mediaset


    Pier Silvio Berlusconi, son of Italian mogul Silvio Berlusconi, has been named chairman of Mediaset's RTI television production unit, replacing Maurizio Carlotti who is resigning after battling with the company's top executives.
  • Eagle sets aside $20m for production


    Newly capitalised Italian distributor Eagle Pictures is stepping up international production and has earmarked $20m from a $300m war chest to invest in feature films, television mini-series and documentaries.
  • Carlotti expected to exit Mediaset


    Mediaset CEO Maurizio Carlotti is expected to resign this week ending a power struggle that has shaken up Italy' largest commercial broadcasting group.
  • Eagle swoops on Buena Vista's Sidewalks


    Aggressively acquisitive Italian distributor Eagle Pictures has added four pictures to its line-up, including Buena Vista Film Sales' Sidewalks Of New York, directed by Ed Burns, and is discussing multi-picture deals with US sales companies Alchemy Entertainment and Joe Singer Entertainment.