Acquisitions are already flying on the eve of the Sundance Film Festival. Yet the pacts aren't for films but the companies connecting filmmakers with film fests and audiences.
First Run Features has acquired U.S. theatrical and DVD rights to "A Jihad for Love," the first doc to explore the lives of gay Muslims.
Chris Columbus and "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere are in talks to board the Fox Atomic teen comedy "I Love You Beth Cooper for a spring start. Panettiere would play the titular character, a comely…
"Lust, Caution" and "The Warlords" collected the most nominations for the second Asian Film Awards. Ceremony will take place in Hong Kong on March 17.
Harvey Keitel and Martin Scorsese are reteaming on the Daphna Kastner-helmed film "Chaos": Keitel is producing the New York-set drama, while Scorsese exec produces.
National Lampoon has acquired theatrical and home video rights to "One, Two, Many," written by, produced and starring "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" announcer John Melendez.
Chris Columbus and "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere are in talks to board the Fox Atomic teen comedy "I Love You Beth Cooper for a spring start.
Maximum Film Distribution, the Canuck distrib set-up by veteran industry player Robert Lantos last year, has inked to handle Lakeshore Entertainment's pics in Canada.
One of this nation's greatest writers, 110 years ago, wrote a cross-dressing farce which was to be seen simultaneously in NYC and London. The writer was Mark Twain and his production of "Is He Dead…
Every January, even the most astute indie film business veterans will shake their heads, uncertain as to what the coming Sundance will have in store.
Improvisationally developed by co-helmers Stefan Hillebrand and Oliver Paulus, bittersweet "So Long, My Heart!" was shot largely at a working rest home in Mannheim, Germany, with elderly residents…