As Toronto draws to a close, it's clear that this year's edition failed to repeat the buying frenzy of last year, which saw major players including the Weinstein Co. and Sony Pictures Worldwide…
Celluloid Nightmares has sold out foreign rights to Gareth Evans' Indonesian actioner ''The Raid'' at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Lionsgate has named investor Mark Rachesky , who owns 37 percent of the mini-major -- as co-chairman of the board.
MPI Media Group has picked up all North American rights to Mathieu Demy and Salma Hayek starrer "Americano."
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Michael Winterbottom's "Trishna," starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed.
Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization has received $2.25 million in funds to provide housing by the government of Haiti through a grant by IDA -- the World Bank's financing facility for poor…
Financier-production company Indomitable Entertainment ("Soul Surfer") has established an inhouse branded entertainment division, to be headed by former Marvel Entertainment exec VP Russell Brown.
Big boys do cry, to hear Jay Duplass tell it – at least during the world premiere of his comedy-drama "Jeff, Who Lives at Home."
IFC Films has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister," which premiered in Toronto.
IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Abel Ferrara's apocalyptic ''4:44 Last Day on Earth.''
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights."