London-based Winchester Films has picked up three U.S. indie pics for worldwide sale: Nick Searcy's "Paradise Falls," Laurence O'Neill's "Throwing Down" and John Shea's "Southie."
Twenty-six nonfiction films have been nominated for five International Documentary Association awards, which will be presented Oct. 30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.
Phoenix Pictures will have to cut down on its quiche intake with its acquisition of Mark Steilen and Bennett Yellin's pitch "Real Men."
Good Machine has sold off Canadian rights to its dicey first domestic release, Todd Solondz's "Happiness," to Behaviour Entertainment.
Veteran actor Robert Loggia will co-star with Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez and Eva Marie Saint in "I Dreamed of Africa" for director Hugh Hudson and Columbia Pictures.
Elie Samaha and Ashok Amritraj's Franchise Pictures is in advanced negotiations to sign a multi-pic distribution agreement with Warner Bros.-based Morgan Creek Prods.
The MPAA has rejected October Films' bid to lower the rating of the Trey Parker comedy "Orgazmo" to R from NC-17.
Columbia Pictures, on the prowl for more "mature" films, has inked New York-based indie producers Sarah Green and Maggie Renzi to a three-year, first-look deal.
Fox Searchlight's Irish comedy "Waking Ned Devine" will open the second annual New York Comedy Film Festival, which runs Oct. 21-25.
The 34th Chicago Intl. Film Festival opens tonight with the U.S. premiere of "Little Voice," a tale of a woman who escapes a painful home life through song. Starring Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn and…