"Mafrouza/Heart" plunges the viewer straight into the lives of its subjects with no explanation for those unacquainted with "Mafrouza -- Oh Night!"
Enthusiasts of miserabilist, minimalist Asian digital filmmaking will get all they expect, in spades, from "Sweet Food City."
"Tonight I'll Sleep at Yours" takes a lighthearted look at commitment phobia and its effects on a toothsome Parisian couple.
Two hapless Nicaraguan children set out on a journey to find their mother across the border in Costa Rica in "The Path."
Could peace finally be in the offing between the two rival TV academies? A New York judge has upheld December's arbitration ruling in favor of the Los Angeles-based TV Academy against its New York…
David Mamet will receive the ShoWest Award of Excellence in Filmmaking at next week's ShoWest exhib confab in Las Vegas for his work in independent film.
Geoffrey Ammer has partnered with superheroes for his next gig, joining Marvel Studios as prexy of worldwide marketing and homevid.
Helen Hunt's directorial debut "Then She Found Me" will open the AFI Dallas fest, which runs March 27-April 6.
Wilco Wolfers, topper at Warner Bros. Netherlands, is to take over at independent Dutch distrib A-Film. He fills the gap left by founder Pim Hermeling, who quit the company at the end of February.
Studio specialty divisions are no longer low-budget arthouse arms: Last year, the cost of production for specialty pics rose a whopping 60% vs. an 8% rise for major-studio titles.
French sales company SND/M6 has sold all Japanese rights to New Select on Sophie Marceau's "Trivial," a France-set suspenser, which the French thesp co-wrote, helmed and starred in, playing opposite…