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With the 38th Toronto Film Festival at the halfway point, Harvey Weinstein has raised hopes for a high-powered finish following his company's $7 million deal for writer-director John Carney's "Can a…
Expanding its indie financing arm before next month's Toronto Intl. Film Festival, United Talent Agency has hired veteran international sales-distribution exec Yale Chasin. Chasin is joining UTA's…
Relativity Media has taken U.S. rights to Carlo Carlei's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," starring Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet and Douglas Booth as Romeo, and plans a Sept. 6…
The Film Arcade and Cinedigm have acquired Jill Soloway's "Afternoon Delight," which won the directing award at Sundance in January.
Haifaa Al Mansour didn't set out to be Saudi Arabia's first female director, but that breakthrough has brought her debut, "Wadjda," much-deserved attention and awards at festivals ranging from Venice…
According to writer-director John Krokidas, "'Kill Your Darlings' was originally designed to have a film noir structure."
IFC Films is in negotiations to acquire Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha," starring Greta Gerwig.
Over the next 18 months, slick actioners from the indie world are stacked up for release like aircraft at LAX: "Two Guns" (going out through Universal), "Rush" (Universal again), "Broken City" (via…
Though Ronson ranks as the industry's top female film packaging and finance agent, she thinks it's time to lose the gender modifier.
Andrew Adamson has been tapped to write-direct "Mr. Pip," a film adaptation of the best-selling novel from New Zealand author Lloyd Jones, with Hugh Laurie set to star.