If independent spirit were the only criteria for an Independent Spirit Award," notes Quentin Tarantino, "then you would have to give the award to Peter Jackson for 'The Lord of the Rings.' He took…
Experience is the subtext of each of the four documentary features vying for the eighth annual DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award, worth $20,000. All were years, even decades, in the making.
FCC commissioner Michael Copps, one of Washington, D.C.'s key opponents of media consolidation, has reassured independent filmmakers he will continue to fight on that front.
Los Angeles-based Stonelock Pictures, headed by producer Beni Atoori, has secured a $200 million line of credit through Dutch bank Abn Amro to produce films and to set up a new international sales…
Armada Pictures, headed by CEO Chris Sievernich, has come onboard to finance and co-produce "Tamara" with City Lights Pictures.
In a second-day American Film Market deal, U.S. specialty distributor TLA Releasing has taken North American theatrical and DVD/video rights to Spaniard Miguel Albaladejo's "Cachorro" (Bear Cub)…
France's StudioCanal has licensed Emir Kusturica's "Life Is a Miracle" to Spain's Alta Films.
If there are no surprises at the Oscars on Sunday, that will be the biggest surprise of all. Everyone will discover Sunday night if last year's bevy of shocks -- Roman Polanski, Eminem, etc. -- was a…
Lightning Entertainment has acquired international rights to "This Girl's Life" and "Perfect Opposites."
Canyonlight Entertainment and Entertainment Business Group have partnered to acquire feature film rights to Bruce Wilkinson's bestselling book "The Prayer of Jabez." Pic will tell the story of a man…
Jack Black, star of Paramount's recent laffer "School of Rock," has been named comedy star of the year for ShoWest 2004.