As its name suggests, Dreamachine, the new international sales company from HanWay Film's Jeremy Thomas and Celluloid Dream's Hengameh Panahi, wants to combine imaginative thinking with the…
At the hothouse markets of Sundance and Toronto, where average acquisition prices hit around $4 million in the last year, what's a small distributor to do? Go to Tribeca.
About 20 films scored some kind of distribution deal out of the festival last year.
The films domestic distributors say they're eager to check out at Tribeca. All are being shown to buyers for the first time, with U.S. rights available:
Just because a film doesn't get acquired by a big distributor after its festival premiere doesn't mean it can't have a life. While more than a half dozen of this year's Spirit Award nominees didn't…
The biblical Tower of Babel story recounts how God scattered humanity across the earth and gave people distinct and divisive languages. But the films in this year's Oscar race seem to suggest the…
One of Canada's most beloved ingenues, Sarah Polley says her years of acting experience (including "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Go!") didn't prepare her for the director's chair. "It's really amazing…
"I'm a rarity," admits Nelson George, "a middle-aged rookie director." But with age comes wisdom, and the prolific 49-year-old nonfiction writer ("Hip Hop America"), novelist ("Urban Romance") and…
There's no mistaking Sundance for the AFM, European Film Market or Cannes Marche. Park City might lack hotel rooms and labyrinthine hallways filled with hundreds of international film companies…
"It's a scary month." That's how specialized studio executives describe the first month of the new year. Just as overwhelming as September and possibly as intimidating as May, January (and early…
"History," Sting sings, "will teach us nothing." Obviously, he hasn't been to the movies lately. From ancient Mayan civilization to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Hollywood has been on a history…
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