Indie film production and financing shingle MDP Worldwide has changed its name to Media 8 Entertainment and will refocus its business to expand its reach in financing and production.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped 28 docs in four categories for its annual Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards competition. Winners will be named at the org's Dec. 12 gala at the DGA…
The top-selling homevideo title of all time just moved further ahead of the pack: "The Lion King Special Edition" saw sales of more than 3 million copies in its first two days of release, according…
Gotham-based companies Castle Hill Prods. and Dream have pacted to acquire theatrical rights in U.S. and English-speaking Canada to Sundance prize-winning drama "What Alice Found."
The American Film Institute has announced its lineup for AFI Fest 2003, kicking off Nov. 6 in Los Angeles. Pics were chosen from a pool of over 2,500 submissions, a 25% increase of pics from last…
Shooting People, a free networking website for independent filmmakers started in the U.K., has launched in Gotham.
Palm Pictures and its fine arts imprint, Arthouse Films, have acquired worldwide distribution rights to the docu feature "The Legend of Leigh Bowery," celebrating the flamboyant London '80s club…
Tyro Quebecois director Jean-Francois Pouliot scooped the Bayards d'Or film prize, worth $6,500, for "La Grande Seduction" at the Intl. Francophone Film Festival in Namur, Belgium, on Oct. 3.
Fledgling documentary fest Silverdocs has tapped IFP/NY veteran Patricia Finneran director. She replaces Nina Gilden Seavey, who will continue on in the capacity of executive producer.
A crush of big new pics could bloody box office combatants over this Columbus Day weekend, so it's appropriate one of the wide openers is Quentin Tarantino's chopsocky bloodfest "Kill Bill Vol. 1."
Europewide Cinedays -- the film fest whose patrons include Penelope Cruz and helmers Ken Loach and Wolfgang Becker ("Good Bye Lenin!") -- launched Thursday in Brussels.
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