Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American distribution rights to "13 Conversations About One Thing" from director Jill Sprecher.
Nicole Kidman's star power in the U.K. and Spain, Steven Spielberg's mystique in Latin America and Singapore and Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker's antics in Taiwan and Greece ensured chart-topping…
Gotham-based Lot 47 Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Zacharias Kunuk's "Atanarjuat -- The Fast Runner," written in the Inuit language.
Arianna Bocco has ankled Fine Line Features to join Miramax Films as senior veep of acquisitions.
Keeping to its artistic legacy, the Woodstock Film Festival will close with the biopic "Pinero." Pic stars Benjamin Bratt as self-destructive Nuyorican poet-playwright-actor Miguel Pinero. Film was…
Japanese advertising conglom Dentsu is partnering with L.A.-based animator DIC as a co-producer on the upcoming series "Alienators: Evolution Continues," taking distribution rights in Japan and some…
Producer Edward R. Pressman and John Schmidt, a founding partner of October Films, have formed ContentFilm, a produc-tion and distribution company designed to focus on digital production.
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Stephen Hegyes, producer of Toronto Intl. Film Festival opening-night pic "Last Wedding," has created production company Brightlight Pictures in partnership with Vancouver producer Shawn Williamson.
Even before sales have been registered, the DVD version of "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" has set what is believed to be a record -- for the most time and money spent on the production…
Bjorck Film Corp., a distribution consultancy founded by Lennart Bjorck in 1977, has been bought by company president Penny Karlin and VP Kelly Green, who will form Karlin-Green Media. Bjorck will…