U.S. distrib rights to "Bill," a comedy helmed by tyros Melisa Wallack and Bernie Goldmann, went to First Look Studios in the final stretch of the Toronto film fest. Deal is valued at north of $3…
Neil Jordan's Jodie Foster vigilante drama "The Brave One" nabbed the top spot in its Friday debut, grossing an estimated $4.6 million from 2,755 locations for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow…
A young romantic trails a gamine around Strasbourg in "In the City of Sylvia," a finely tuned meditation on looking and longing in which auteur Jose Luis Guerin brings the same keen attention to…
MEMO TO: Matt Damon FROM: Peter Bart Re: your missing public persona
During the Vietnam War, the only Hollywood picture to directly broach the subject for many years was John Wayne's "The Green Berets." Unlike that era, important directors have been rushing to get…
For 10 days each year, Toronto is the center of the film universe. But the festival has slowly been expanding, making Toronto a year-round event.
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Organizers at Abu Dhabi's inaugural Middle East Intl. Film Festival, set to unspool Oct. 14-19, unveiled plans for their ambitious Film Financing Conference. The conference will take place during…
Audiences are staying sweet on Nadine Labaki's "Caramel." Pic, about five Lebanese women working in a Beirut beauty salon, has already garnered 370,000 admissions in France and a further 70,000…
Auds will find Hector Babenco's wrestling of Alan Pauls' novel "El pasado" into a feature-length film akin to someone jamming a chateaubriand into a champagne glass.
The recently wrapped Toronto, Venice and Deauville film fests were jam-packed with premieres and press junkets, all touting prestige fare from studio niche divisions and independent companies --along…