SAN SEBASTIAN — U.S. distributor Magnolia Pictures is making waves in the international distribution market by challenging the existing biz model. At a panel discussion for independent distribs in…
Investment company New Sparta has acquired Icon Film Distribution, the U.K. distrib arm of Icon UK Group. The company will be relaunched, with Ian Dawson tapped as CEO, Norman Humphrey as exec…
Ryan Kavanuagh’s Relativity has formed 278 Films as a service distributor of independent films through the company’s national distribution platform. It said 278 Films is aimed at producers who are…
Universal Pictures has restructured its home entertainment division, giving it oversight of all physical and digital sales, marketing and distribution of its film and TV shows. Studio made the move…
A24 is nearing a deal for U.S. rights to the drama “Enemy,” following a pair of screenings at the Toronto Film Festival. Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon star in the Toronto-set film…
LONDON — Christine Eloy has been tapped as managing director of Europa Distribution, which reps more than 130 independent distributors from 28 countries. Eloy, who starts Sept. 2, was formerly head…
Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Laurie Collyer's indie drama “Sunlight Jr.,” starring Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus and Matt Dillon. Gravitas will partner with Samuel Goldwyn…
Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to coming-of-age drama "Refuge," starring "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter.
HONG KONG – Los Angeles-based specialty distributor Asia Releasing is to target the U.S.'s growing population of Vietnamese-Americans with a slate of Vietnamese movies. The company has struck a deal…
Pantelion Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Hurricane Katrina thriller "Hours," starring Paul Walker and Genesis Rodriguez. Pantelion, a partnership between Lionsgate and…
Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to James Franco and Travis Matthews' "Interior. Leather Bar," a re-imaging of the 1980 Al Pacino thriller "Cruising."
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History