Gayle Lake has been tapped as director of the Sydney Film Festival, replacing Paul Byrnes, who stepped down after 10 years at the helm at the 45 year-old fest.
Eddie Murphy has been called many things in the course of his career but never a "Holy Man." So it's a bit of a surprise to see him cast as a genuine religious guru, albeit one with an appreciation…
London-based Winchester Films has picked up three U.S. indie pics for worldwide sale: Nick Searcy's "Paradise Falls," Laurence O'Neill's "Throwing Down" and John Shea's "Southie."
Twenty-six nonfiction films have been nominated for five International Documentary Association awards, which will be presented Oct. 30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.
Phoenix Pictures will have to cut down on its quiche intake with its acquisition of Mark Steilen and Bennett Yellin's pitch "Real Men."
Good Machine has sold off Canadian rights to its dicey first domestic release, Todd Solondz's "Happiness," to Behaviour Entertainment.
Veteran actor Robert Loggia will co-star with Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez and Eva Marie Saint in "I Dreamed of Africa" for director Hugh Hudson and Columbia Pictures.
Reaffirming its commitment to producing Australian films, Village Roadshow has pacted with Beyond Films to handle foreign sales of its current and upcoming Aussie pictures.
Elie Samaha and Ashok Amritraj's Franchise Pictures is in advanced negotiations to sign a multi-pic distribution agreement with Warner Bros.-based Morgan Creek Prods.
The MPAA has rejected October Films' bid to lower the rating of the Trey Parker comedy "Orgazmo" to R from NC-17.
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