A top specialty exec Thursday noted a perilous downside to the current upsurge in independent film distribution.
Markets & Festivals
The Sundance Institute has invited selected filmmakers at South Africa's Apollo Festival to attend its screenwriters and filmmakers labs in Utah in January.
More than 40 films have been selected from a record 263 entries from 31 countries for the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which starts Oct. 29.
Overall, there was mixed news for the organizers of Mipcom, as increased interest from Asian markets helped offset a smaller number of exhibitors. The TV confab closes today.
Lelia Goldoni, best known for her perf in helmer John Cassavetes' 1959 film "Shadows," will launch her legit company Theater Phoenix with a fund-raising cabaret Oct. 24 at Miceli's restaurant in…
Warner Bros. Pictures will produce a live-action, English-language remake of Japan's anime classic "Akira."
Regency Enterprises is preparing to shoot J.R., striking a seven figure deal to turn the primetime soap opera "Dallas" into a feature film.
Todd Field ("In the Bedroom") has landed a two-year, first-look deal with DreamWorks. The writer-director-actor, who is repped by Endeavor, recently emerged from the festival and kudos circuit as a…
Peter Rogers has rejoined his former employer Lakeshore Intl. as CEO and also has been appointed CEO of Lakeshore U.K. to head up the company's European co-production activities out of the U.K.
Eddie Murphy is near a two-year, first-look deal at DreamWorks. The partnership is a coup for DreamWorks, considering that Murphy has several projects set up at studios across town.