Making a definitive film about Formula One racing has eluded most who've tried, so perhaps a documentary is the way to go.
In a mid-six-figure deal, IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg's "Joan Rivers -- A Piece of Work."
Relativity Media's Rogue Pictures has picked up North American and U.K. rights to Sundance Film Fest docu "Catfish."
Toronto-based Phase 4 has picked up North American rights to Katie Aselton's "The Freebie."
Culminating with a last-minute fight for Grand Jury prizewinner "Winter's Bone," the Sundance Film Festival saw indie film bizzers awake from a long hibernation and jump back into the acquistions biz…
In the early hours of Saturday morning, another Sundance sale closed.
Horror helmer Ti West is prepping "The Innkeepers," about the last two staffers of a haunted hotel that's going out of business.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was visibly moved when he was honored Jan. 24 with the Acura Indie Impact Award at Variety's 10 Directors to Watch party.