1976 Launch of Festival of Festivals, a public, noncompetitive event for commercial and arthouse fare. Screens 127 films. 1977 Debut of “Outrageous!” creates a buzz that ultimately shapes its…
The decision to split up UIP was mutual, so both Universal and Paramount are happy. Now all they have to do is figure out the details. And the details are headache-inducing: how to crank up an…
As a festival, Toronto has a reputation, like Berlin, for being one of the most meticulously organized events on the circuit. Screenings run on time, prints don't get lost and talent shows up pretty…
In a move that has left helmer Atom Egoyan "outraged," the MPAA has denied ThinkFilm's appeal of the NC-17 rating the org applied to upcoming suspenser "Where the Truth Lies."
As studios and indie producers continue to choose the Toronto International Film Festival as the main platform from which to launch kudo hopefuls into award season, the strategy's only becoming more…
Making his feature directorial debut, Chad Lowe is set to helm the William Hurt-starrer "Beautiful Ohio," the first film to be made under the Accomplice Films banner he runs with Hilary Swank.
In a blow to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's pending runaway production legislation has been delayed until next year at the earliest.
Indie distrib Strand Releasing was finalizing a deal Wednesday to snap up domestic rights to Gallic helmer Francois Ozon's "Time to Leave" ("Les temps qui reste") in advance of the pic's screening at…
MTV Films has acquired film rights to action-horror vidgame "The Suffering" from Sumner Redstone-owned Midway Games.
Todd Garner's new production shingle Broken Road has set up the comedy pitch "Henchman vs. Sidekick," by writing team Kathy Gori and Alan Berger, at Revolution.
The Toronto Film Fest kicks off today, but some major wheeling-and-dealing has already begun. Martin Scorsese's fest entry "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," which clocks in at almost four hours, will…