The Independent Feature Project has announced that Jason Alexander will be master of ceremonies at the 10th annual IFP Gotham Awards, taking place Sept. 20 at Chelsea Piers' Pier 60 in Manhattan.
French exhibitor MK2 has joined the ranks of UGC, Pathe and Gaumont and will launch a cheap cinema pass in September. "We can't let ourselves be crushed by UGC, otherwise we will disappear," Marin…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pledged $250,000 to the National Film Preservation Foundation in efforts to help the nation's film archives preserve "orphan films."
Paramount is finalizing the buy of a comedy feature pitch from screenwriter Bradley Allenstein ("Juwanna Mann," "The Bellboy") and tyro scribe Robert Henny about the rise and fall of a white rapper…
In a move worthy of a white knight, Lions Gate Films has picked up all U.S. rights to Jon Shear's "Urbania" as intended distrib Unapix Films Theatrical faces cash flow problems that have forced the…
Alliance Atlantis Pictures Intl. has acquired all foreign rights to Ed Harris' directorial debut, "Pollock," a biopic in which Harris stars as seminal abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock…
In harmony with the theme "Political Pix: The New Yorker Goes to the Movies," the second New Yorker magazine film festival has landed the U.S. preem of DreamWorks' "The Contender," starring Joan…
After down to the wire negotiations that saw Showtime plan, then cancel, marketing efforts for Terence Davies' Edith Wharton adaptation "The House of Mirth," the cabler has agreed, in principle, to…
Trimark-backed Netcaster CinemaNow has acquired the exclusive online rights to 62 films from the Allied Artists and Salvation Films libraries.
Samuel L. Jackson is in advanced negotiations to topline "Changing Lanes" for Paramount Pictures. The move would repeat the successful pairing of Jackson and Rudin, who, respectively, toplined and…