The snow has begun to fall and so have pic prices, but sales remain slow as the 2001 edition of the Sundance Film Festival winds to a close.
Markets & Festivals
Strand Releasing has acquired domestic rights to two pics that premiered at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival: Marcelo Pineyro's "Burnt Money" (Plata Quemada) and Samantha Lang's "The Monkey's Mask."
If there was a commonality among the 20 features and 41 shorts screened at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, it was one of highly individualistic distillations of reality.
Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired North American distribution rights to Scott McGehee and David Siegel's "The Deep End" for roughly $4 million.
IT WAS NEARLY A WEEK into the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Things were chugging along in decent fashion with what seemed like the usual mix of somewhat promising first films and many other pictures…
In "Startup.com," members of the documaking team behind acclaimed 1994 feature "The War Room" assemble a fascinating chronicle of the Icarus flight of the e-commerce revolution as mirrored in the…
While TV execs continued to zip in and out of meeting rooms during day two of NATPE, several high-profile strips were still looking for major-market station clearances.
Lea Pool's "Lost and Delirious" represents a solid, if somewhat cloyingly romantic English-language bow for the Swiss-born, Quebec-based director. Overwrought story of adolescent love in the halls of…
NBC Enterprises and Hearst-Argyle Television have made an agreement in principle to create a jointly-owned venture to produce and syndicate firstrun programming for syndication and cable. The…
What could have been just another of the coming-of-age tracts churned out on the indie-sector conveyor belt becomes a deeply nuanced drama full of original angles in "L.I.E." This superbly acted film…
With "Double Whammy," a slight but agreeable comedy about a disgraced cop's journey of redemption, Tom DiCillo bounces back to some degree from his resoundingly flat last feature, "The Real Blonde."…