Warner Bros.-based Bel Air has paid $400,000 against $1 million for the rights to the hotly contested "Junk," an animated musical about a junkyard of old car parts that come to life.
The deceptively modest "Cookie's Fortune" may or not be Robert Altman's best film in years, but it is certainly his most pleasurable. Distinguished by a generosity of spirit most uncommon in the…
Just as throngs of acquisitions execs battled icy roads to arrive in Park City, a domestic distributor has stepped up to acquire one of the most talked-about titles at last year's Sundance fest.
Try putting this in your comedy blender: Take the hapless showbiz wannabes of "Waiting for Guffman," the costumes and camp humor of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and the full frontal amateur…
Along with their Eddie Bauer parkas, ubiquitous cell phones and rented four-wheel drive vehicles, Sundance Film Festival goers once again brought something else to this quaint ski resort: the…
The Hollywood Black Film Festival will kick off its first-ever competition for black filmmakers Feb. 19-21 at the USC School of Cinema & Television.
Paramount Pictures has made a high-six-figure against a potential $1 million preemptive purchase of an untitled pitch by writer Lewis Colick ("Ghosts of Mississippi") for Donald DeLine to produce.
For the first time since its founding in 1981, the American Film Market will allow mere mortals -- the popcorn-munching public -- to attend screenings previously open only to distributors and other…
An advisory group set up by Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps has recommended that the federal government initiate a number of measures to boost homegrown cinema.
Ron Shelton has ankled the Warner Bros.-based biopic of reggae singer Bob Marley, and "Grosse Point Blank" helmer George Armitage is near a deal to rewrite Shelton's script, with an eye toward…
After a lengthy search process, Mann Theatres has tapped former General Cinema veep Ben Barbosa as senior vice president for film and head film buyer for the circuit.