The eighth annual CineVegas Film Festival opens June 9 with ThinkFilm's "Strangers With Candy" and closes June 17 with the U.S. preem of Sony's "Lies and Alibis."
Two of Australia's three cinema chains bid farewell to their toppers this week, with Paul Johnson signing off after 23 years with Hoyts and Jim Collier ankling Greater Union after almost three years.
Wim Wenders' Reverse Angle Prods. is moving into international distribution, at least for its Cannes screener "The House is Burning" from tyro helmer Holger Ernst. Company is working with sales agent…
"The Da Vinci Code" had its world premiere Wednesday night as the 59th Cannes Film Festival opened amid critical and clerical carping and plenty of competition from other events on the Croisette.
Alpine Pictures will launch its domestic theatrical distribution arm this fall with the Slamdance pic "Love Is the Drug," starring Daryl Hannah, Lizzy Caplan ("Mean Girls"), John Patrick Amedori…
New Films Intl. has picked up international film rights to Sundance pic and Cannes competitor "Steel City," starring John Heard ("Prison Break"), Tom Guiry ("Black Hawk Down") and America Ferrera…
Tartan Films has acquired U.K. rights to Harmony Korine's "Mr. Lonely," currently shooting in Panama, Scotland and Paris.
NBC Universal specialty arm Focus Features has upped James Schamus to CEO, and has promoted its COO Andrew Karpen to Focus prexy.
Australia's Icon has picked up the $25 million Edith Piaf biopic "La vie en rose," starring Marion Cottillard, sales agent TF1 Intl. said on Wednesday. Hot Gallic pic sold to Japan's Movie Eye at the…
Media 8 Entertainment is co-producing, financing and distributing "Challenger," starring David Strathairn and directed by Philip Kaufman ("The Right Stuff"). Producing with Media 8 are Code…
Plastic surgery drama "Time" by South Korean enfant terrible Kim Ki-duk will open the Karlovy Vary Film Festival next month. Kim, helmer of "The Isle" and "3-Iron," serves up a story of a young…