When the Academy opened up the best picture category to 10 films, the hope was that the final list would broaden beyond the usual high-minded dramas.
Sundance 2009 was quieter, warmer and, happily, shorter.
IFC Films acquired U.S. distribution rights to the tongue-in-cheek Nazi zombie comedy "Dead Snow" at the Sundance Film Festival Wednesday.
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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights for under $3 million to Lone Scherfig's "An Education" after a heated bidding war. The deal closed Monday night.
The deal flow continued Tuesday at Sundance, led by Sony Pictures Classics' nearly $3 million pickup of "An Education," even as the fest took a dramatic pause during President Barack Obama's…
Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide rights Monday to rookie writer-director Max Mayer's "Adam" following the New York romance's Sundance debut.
Variety changed the format and venue for its annual 10 Directors to Watch event Sunday, making it a panel, moderated this year by Sundance vet Mark Waters, followed by a party at the Shop that was so…
IFC Films and the SXSW Film Conference and Festival will simultaneously world preem Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last" on March 14 at the fest and on the channel's "Festival Direct" VOD platform.
There's a new reality at Sundance: dramatically tempered expectations. Amid a tough economy, a veritable decimation of specialty-film divisions and a run of less-than-stellar returns for last year's…
Underlining the need for specialty units to think globally, Focus Features will create a new entity under its umbrella: Focus Features Intl., which will now include Universal's international…
For Elizabeth Gabler, Fox 2000 may be the perfect home base. As a boutique more than pure specialty division, it boasts the advantages of a studio (deep pockets, global marketing and distribution)…