Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Indiewire Articles

  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM SXSW: Big Talk and Even Bigger Crowds During Opening Days in Austin

    Big crowds and even a few heated panel discussions marked the opening weekend of the SXSW Film Conference and Festival here in warm Austin, TX. Film festival producer Matt Dentler told a full house crowd at the Paramount Theater Sunday night that the event is seeing attendance figures that are 50% h...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Lionsgate Nabs Rights To Victor Salva's "Peaceful Warrior"

    Lionsgate (in conjuction with Mark Amins Sobini Films) announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Victor Salva's "Peaceful Warrior." The film, which stars Nick Nolte and Amy Smart is based on the bestselling novel by Dan Millman entitled "Way of the Peaceful Warrior." The film tells the story of the young Dan Millman who aspires for Olympic glory as a college gymnast. But, a chance encounter with a stranger (Nick Nolte) changes his life and helps him realize what he must leave behind in order to fulfill his apsirations for greatness. Mark Amins, of Sobini Films, is one of the film's producers, along with Sobini Presi...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Focus Goes For "In Bruges" and "Naples 44"

    Focus Features has announced a pair of new projects, Martin McDonagh's "In Bruges" and an adaptation of the book, "Naples '44." The company has worldwide rights to both new projects. McDonagh won an Oscar this week for his live action short film "Six Shooter," and wrote the script for the feature described as a Belgium-set hit man tale. It will be his feature directing debut. UK company Blue Print Pictures will produce the film. McDonagh is an accomplished playwright of "The Pillowman," "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," and "The Lieutenant of Inishmore." Also on tap, separately, is Ben Hopkins adaptation of Norman Lewis' "Naples '44," to be prod...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    More Than 180 Films Set for 8th Thessaloniki Doc Fest

    A whopping 184 films are set to screen at this year's Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, opening tonight (Friday) in the northern Greek city. The 8th annual doc event, kicking off this evening with Simone Aaberg Kaern & Magnus Bejmar's "Smiling In A Warzone -- And the Art of Fl...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    "Akeelah" and "Friends with Money" Bookend Philadelphia Film Festival

    The 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival willl open March 30th with Laurence Fishburne's "Akeelah and the Bee" and close April 11th with Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money," the Philadelphia Film Society, the organizers of the event announced Thursday. The festival will screen 231 films, including 1...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Anita Monga to Serve as Director of Shorts Programming at Palm Springs ShortFest

    Anita Monga has been appointed director of shorts programming this year for the 12th annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market, taking place August 24th - 30th, the event announced Thursday. Monga has been involved in film exhibition in the San Francisco Bay area for the last 25 years. As director of programming at San Francisco's Castro Theatre she established an internationally-recognized film arts program within the landmark theater. Among her other activities, she directs the Noir City Festival and serves as a shorts programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival. Most recently she directed the Film Arts ...

    Read More »
    MORE: Shorts
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Cinema Libre Takes Rights to Doc "Giuliani Time"

    Cinema Libre Studio has acquired worldwide rights to Kevin Keating's doc "Giuliani Time," which will premiere in New York at the Landmark Sunshine on May 12th the company announced recelntly. The documentary, which screened at the Rotterdam and Vancouver film festivals, examines former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, his policies and his often touted turnaround of New York City. Utilizing a range of personalities and experts from high-level city officials to community activists, lawyers and politicians, Keating's film analyzes Giuliani's personal background, his record and the methods he employed to enforce the 'Quality of Life' and 'Zero Toler...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Palm Pictures Takes U.S. and Caribbean Rights to Sundance Winner "13 (Tzameti)"

    First-time Georgian filmmaker Gela Babluani's "13 (Tzameti)," winner of this year's world cinema grand jury prize for dramatic feature at the Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Palm Pictures, the company announced Thursday. David Koh, head of acquisitions and production for Palm Pictures a...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Winners Diana Ossana and Bobby Moresco and Nominee Josh Olson to Give Keynote at Scriptwriters

    2005 Academy Award winners Diana Ossana (adapted screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain") and Bobby Moresco (original screenplay for "Crash") and nominee Josh Olson (adapted screenplay for "A History of Violence") are slated to impart their knowlege with writers as keynote speakers at the "Scriptwriters...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    "The Journals of Knud Rasmussen" To Kick-Off Toronto's 2006 Festival

    The 31st Toronto International Film Festival will open on September 7, 2006 with the world premiere of Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's "The Journals of Knud Rasmussen," festival organizers announced today (Wednesday). Planners are getting a jump on scheduling this year, locking in the anticipated ...

    Read More »