JIM KOHLBERGEst. worth: $1 billion-plusHome base: Palo Alto, Calif.Money trail: A managing partner in private equity firm Kohlberg & Co., which he formed in 1987 with his father Jerome Kohlberg Jr.…
In one of the biggest nonfiction acquisitions ever, ThinkFilm's $2.5 million purchase of David Sington's Apollo space doc "In the Shadow of the Moon" also marks the company's biggest cash outlay and…
Michael Moore's "Sicko" is, by any measure, a documentary blockbuster, raking in ticket sales at the box office. But unlike recent years, Moore's fellow documentarians haven't followed his success.
As the daughter of Arnon Milchan, the Israeli mogul and New Regency founder, one might have expected a childhood reared on the sets of early Milchan projects such as "The King of Comedy" and "Once…
When Mike Ryan was at NYU film school in the early '90s, he sought out legendary Western director Budd Boetticher on his ranch to help advise him on his first feature film. When Ryan was location…
Every new company headed to Toronto offers a line you might hear in an expensive boutique: "We're just browsing." Reality often proves otherwise, of course: Witness the recent fest circuit…
"I was the flavor of the month, and then I was quickly dismissed," says Christopher Landon, who in his mid-20s experienced the cruel vicissitudes of Hollywood. "I reached a point in my career when I…
German short film festival Oberhausener Kurzfilmtage kicked off Thursday with topical showcase "Don't Look Now! -- Children, Childhood, Cinema."
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.