Summit Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to "Penelope," starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci.
Universal has snapped up "Jeff the Immortal," a supernatural comedy penned by Chris Bishop being produced by Marc Platt Prods.
A sampling of events, including official Gala screenings, set to keep festival attendees busy during Toronto's 10-day run.
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Every new company headed to Toronto offers a line you might hear in an expensive boutique: "We're just browsing." Reality often proves otherwise, of course: Witness the recent fest circuit…
Outside the festival, new footage from films in the works and even near-completed pics will be showing privately to buyers. Among the expected previews:
Helmer Petter Naess' comedy "Gone With the Woman" is Norway's entry in the hunt for a nomination for best foreign film Academy Award.
Film and television costumer Jerry Bono died Aug. 31 in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
It was entirely due to Roger Ebert that words I wrote first saw print.