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  1. Venice Festival’s Decision To Eliminate Italian Film Sidebar Sparks Controversy

    6:14 am 2/3/2012

    The 21-film competition had become a leading outlet for local productions.Read more

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  2. Venice Announces 'Light Market' and Slimmed Down Lineups for 2012

    9:33 am 2/2/2012

    The changes are the first under new artistic director Alberto Barbera, who replaced Marco Mueller in December.Read more

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  3. Artistic Director Alberto Barbera on the Future of the Venice Film Festival

    8:04 am 1/24/2012

    "The idea is to strengthen the business aspect of the festival, because we know that today it can be difficult to find the money to back new productions," said Barbera, who replaced Marco Mueller in December.Read more

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  4. Rome Film Festival May Bring in Ousted Venice Artistic Director Marco Mueller

    9:47 am 1/13/2012

    The decision of whether current artistic director Pierra Detassis will remain in Rome will likely be made next week; Paolo Ferrari close to becoming fest's president.Read more

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  5. Rome Film Festival to Announce New Artistic Director by Jan. 19

    11:31 am 1/11/2012

    The mandate for current artistic director Piera Detassis is set to expire Friday.Read more

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  6. How Marco Mueller's Ouster Will Affect the Venice Film Festival

    2:22 pm 1/5/2012

    THR's Eric J. Lyman dissects the fallout of the power struggle between the longtime festival director and Venice Biennale president Paolo Baratta. Read more

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  7. Venice Film Festival Names Alberto Barbera New Chief

    11:07 am 12/27/2011

    Turmoil ends with appointment of new artistic director, concluding Marco Mueller's eight-year tenure. Read more

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  8. Venice Film Festival Artistic Director Marco Mueller's Future Still Unclear Just Days Before His Term Ends

    5:26 pm 12/20/2011

    Speculation swirls that he could leave Venice and take over the reins at the Rome or St. Petersburg festivals.Read more

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  9. Paolo Baratta to Continue as President of the Venice Biennale

    11:54 am 11/21/2011

    Baratta has received the support of culture minister Lorenzo Ornaghi, virtually assuring he would continue in the role.Read more

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  10. Marco Mueller Likely to Continue as Artistic Director of Venice Film Festival

    11:04 am 10/10/2011

    Mueller had been the artistic director for the fest for the past eight years.Read more

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