IFC Films has picked up world rights to tyro writer-director Barry Jenkins' drama "Medicine for Melancholy." Pic will screen in competish at the Los Angeles Film Festival this week and already nabbed…
Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Prods. has preemptively optioned rights to "Serena," the newest novel by Ron Rash, which HarperCollins subsid Ecco will release this fall.
Once the Tony ceremony is over, legiters have a choice: celebrate (or drown your sorrows) at the official Tony party at Rockefeller Center or attend shindigs thrown by the producers of individual…
Focus Features has upped Jane Evans to a newly created post as exec veep of physical production. Evans will report to Andrew Karpen, Focus prexy and co-prexy of sibling Rogue Pictures.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired domestic rights and three international territories for Laurent Cantet's "The Class," the Palme d'Or winner at this year's Cannes fest.
Magnolia Pictures has picked up domestic rights to "Humboldt County," co-written and co-helmed by tyros Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs. Pic preemed at this year's SXSW.
Before a packed house at the Ziegfeld, M. Night Shyamalan introduced his thriller "The Happening" as the B-movie that finally reunited him with Fox, the studio that, bought his first script when he…
First Run Features has picked up tyro helmer Godfrey Cheshire's docu "Moving Midway," about relocating his family's Southern plantation, contemporary race relations and the discovery of his family's…
NYU Tisch School of the Arts welcomes David K. Irving as the head of the Asia graduate film department.
Tribeca Film Institute, the non-profit associate of the Tribeca Film Fest, is launching Reframe, an initiative to preserve film history that might otherwise be lost to dusty warehouse shelves…