The wicked witch is dead. As the Sundance fest drew near its close, "Blair Witch" filmmakers Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick tried for a repeat marketing blitz - a full four months before they have…
Building on the strengths of his debut feature, the poignant "Trees Lounge," actor-turned-director Steve Buscemi brings the same unfussy confidence and bittersweet empathy to "Animal Factory," a fine…
Internet company AtomFilms has snatched up rights to four more short films, bringing its bounty to five shorts and making it the most aggressive acquisitor of shorts at the festival so far.
Sony Pictures Classics continues to make noise here, as the company is in final negotiations to snag domestic distribution rights to "Shadow Magic" from Chinese-born director Ann Hu.
U.K.-based Distant Horizon has acquired South African distribution rights for the feature "Chuck and Buck" at Sundance. Helmed by Miguel Arteta ("Star Maps"), the pic explores the evolving…
Tim Burton, who dazzled audiences with "Sleepy Hollow," "Batman" and "Edward Scissorhands," is taking his visuals to the Web, inking a deal with shockwave.com to create a series of animated short…
Who is Morty Fineman? That’s a question Daily Variety readers may be asking following the appearance Thursday of an improbable full-page ad touting the 30th anniversary of Fineman Films. In an open…
Shamelessly flattering and melodramatic, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" may strike some viewers as stretching nonfiction cinema's parameters until its mascara runs with tears.
After making his directorial debut chronicling an incest-infested family in "The War Zone," Tim Roth will make his followup helming the ultimate dysfunctional family tale, Shakespeare's "King Lear."
Brit stage thesp Janet McTeer's likely Oscar nom for "Tumbleweeds" could give a leg up to "Songcatcher," another polished, feel-good indie production in which she gets her second screen lead. Framing…
Docu pioneer Frederick Wiseman will receive the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Frederick Wiseman: American Filmmaker retrospective, which starts today at the Film Society of…