It's fairly well-accepted that subscription VOD platforms are helping to ease the pain from declines in DVD sales. But for Hollywood, the question has become "Can that happen fast enough?" "DVD does…
John Madden will direct the indie action-comedy "Murder Mystery," with Charlize Theron in talks to star.
Noah Segan, Jeff Daniels and Piper Perabo have joined the cast of sci-fi actioner "Looper," directed by Rian Johnson for Endgame Entertainment.
Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team") has been tapped to write and direct the thriller "Umbra" for Endgame Entertainment.
Ron Nyswaner will adapt Cynthia Wade's 2007 Oscar-winning doc "Freeheld" into a feature film starring Ellen Page. James D. Stern's Endgame Entertainment is financing.
Danish director Ole Bornedal ("Nighwatch") will direct indie thriller "Death of a Hostess."
Phillip Noyce will direct spy thriller 'Wenceslas Square' for 'This American Life' producers Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp, and Endgame Entertainment's James D. Stern.
Even though the major studios have cut back their slates, independent filmmakers are not able to help fill the void.
Life imitates art imitating life in James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo's heartfelt doc, "Every Little Step," tracking the audition process of director Bob Avian's 2006 Broadway revival of "A Chorus…
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The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.3M Universal Pictures -27.93%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$23.8M Disney -8.99%