The IFP Market got off to a lively start at SoHo's Puck Building Wednesday morning as a pair of panels on distribution generated animated discussions.
Lions Gate Films has taken all North American distribution rights to "The Golden Bowl" starring Nick Nolte and Uma Thurman from Merchant Ivory Prods. and plans a platform release for the title next…
Sid Sheinberg's the Bubble Factory has purchased "Musical Chairs," a spec script from tyro scribe Marc Guggenheim. Bubble Factory will finance, though no distribution deal has been struck.
USA Films has inked a two-year first-look deal with Gus Van Sant and his Gotham-based production company, Meno Film Co. Under the deal, Meno will produce and Van Sant may direct projects for USA…
Lamenting the "open season" on Hollywood, MPA prexy Jack Valenti returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday to defend the rating system he helped give rise to 32 years ago.
Just as he began production on the Barry Levinson-directed MGM film "Bandits," Bruce Willis is zeroing in on his next available slot. Among the possibles would be joining Edward Norton in "Hart's…
Online film directory FilmsOn.com tapped producer Mark Gordon ("Speed," "Broken Arrow") to its advisory board. Gordon joins entertainment attorney Craig Jacobson, a partner at Hansen, Jacobson…
Moritz de Hadeln, executive director of the Berlin Intl. Film Festival, will receive the Bundesverdienstkreuz, the German Medal of Honor.
Jon Kilik's Grandview Pictures will produce helmer Chris Eyre's ("Smoke Signals") sophomore film project, "Skins," with negotiations are under way with Academy Award nominee Graham Greene ("Dances…
After 23 years, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" author Richard Bach has finally agreed to sell the film rights to "Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah," a bestseller when published in 1977.