Finance, production and sales shingle Myriad Pictures has flashed the greenlight for "Rain Falls," a $9 million pic with Christian Slater, Amanda Peet, Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane ("61*")…
Markets & Festivals
Sony Pictures Classics has struck first blood at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, snagging North American rights to Iranian filmmaker Babak Payami's "Secret Ballot."
Los Angeles and London-based financier and distributor Winchester Films has acquired worldwide rights to "Scorched," directed by Gavin Grazer and starring John Cleese, Woody Harrelson, Alicia…
Director Mira Nair's comedy-romance about the chaotic preparations for a Punjabi family marriage ceremony, "Monsoon Wedding," took top honors Saturday at the 58th Venice Intl. Film Festival, marking…
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" went the whole nine yards in Deauville on Sunday night, winning the American Film Festival's Grand Prix.
Famed French New Wave director Claude Chabrol ("The Butcher," "The Color of Lies") will preside over this year's jury at the 49th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival.
The first feature for Revolution Studios-based Distant Corners Entertainment Group will be horror pic "Don't Peek" (aka "The Tooth Fairy"), with company toppers John Hegeman and John Fasano set to…
Paramount Classics has beat out offers from rival distribs to pay an undisclosed sum for rights in all English-speaking territories, Latin America and Japan to Clare Peploe's competition entry, "The…
The 2002 IFP/West Los Angeles Film Festival has been moved to June 21-29 from its original April slot, while Rachel Rosen has been tapped director of programming for the fest, under festival director…
As preparation gears up for the 68th edition of Mifed, Italy's international fall film market, the number of pics skedded to screen is already ahead of last year, with U.S. companies accounting for…
Buena Vista Television makes four. The domestic distributor has decided to back off from the exhibition floor of the upcoming National Assn. of Television Program Execs confab in Las Vegas.