Screen Media Films has picked up all rights to William Sten Olsson's political thriller "An American Affair" starring Gretchen Mol and Noah Wyle, slotting it for a Feb. 27 domestic release.
Roadside Attractions has nabbed U.S. rights to R.W. Goodwin's comedy sci-fi pic "Alien Trespass" ahead of its preem at the Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival. Roadside will open the film in 22 markets…
Jerry Lewis will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 81st Academy Awards.
"Hamlet 2" thesp Steve Coogan will host the 2009 Spirit Awards. The Brit comedian follows the standup acts of previous hosts including Rainn Wilson and Sarah Silverman.
Peach Arch Entertainment Group will slash 23 jobs over the next two months.
John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei are in talks to star in an untitled Mark and Jay Duplass comedy for Fox Searchlight.
The 15th Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled a genre and drama heavy lineup for its narrative and docu competitions. The fest will open with Glenn McQuaid black comedy horror film "I Sell the Dead."
Re-enactment-centered docus won the night as "Man on Wire" and "Waltz With Bashir" tied for distinguished feature honors Friday at the Intl. Documentary Assn. Awards.
When Sundance Festival director Geoff Gilmore walked to the stage last week to receive the inaugural Sydney Pollack Award from the American Cinematheque, the audience of industry heavyweights gave…
Vivendi Entertainment has nabbed all rights to Chris Stokes' hip-hop dance film "Boogie Town," currently lensing with Marques Houston in the lead. Vivendi will release theatrically in the summer.