Indies excited by alternative distribution plans while financiers jumping on bandwagon
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"Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Keep the Lights On" were nominated for top feature for the 28th Film Independent Spirit Awards.
"Skyfall" has crossed the $100 million domestic mark after just five days at the plexes. The international haul stands at $433.1 million through Monday, making it the biggest Bond pic overseas, just…
"ElfQuest" may be headed for the bigscreen, with producers Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes acquiring movie rights to the 35-year-old comicbook series by Wendy and Richard Pini.
"Il Postino" helmer Michael Radford is set to direct Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer in the English-language remake of Spanish-Argentine film audience pleaser "Elsa & Fred."
As many of you know, my youngest brother Steve died suddenly on Sept. 29. My thanks to all of you who expressed your concern and condolences.
With "The Great Gatsby" and "The Life of Pi" both moving out of the Christmas day slot, Universal has decided to take advantage of the opening by moving "Les Miserables" to the Dec. 25 slot.
With the Hollywood gold rush into China in high gear, it's hard to tell the real players from the wannabes.