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    FESTIVALS: Our Town; Newport Enjoys Fest, While Small Films Find a Home

    FESTIVALS: Our Town; Newport Enjoys Fest, While Small Films Find a Home

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    DAILY NEWS: Sundance Stays in Park City; IFC '70s Doc; Florida Fest Winners

    DAILY NEWS: Sundance Stays in Park City; IFC '70s Doc; Florida Fest Winnersby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Sundance Film Festival Staying in Park City; 2002 Festival Set One Week Earlier(indieWIRE/06.20.01) -- The Sundance Institute has signed an agreement withthe city of Park City, UT to keep the festival in the mountain resort atleast through 2005, with the potential for an extension through the year2008. As part of the pact, the Festival will secure up to a quarter milliondollars of support from the city each year, including transportationassistance, waivers for facility rental, and police services. Additionally,organizers...

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    FESTIVALS: Films Matter; Human Rights Fest Surveys Geopolitical Landscape

    FESTIVALS: Films Matter; Human Rights Fest Surveys Geopolitical Landscape

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    DAILY NEWS: IFC Gets "Mama"; "Bliss" Won, Too

    DAILY NEWS: IFC Gets "Mama"; "Bliss" Won, Tooby Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Erotic "Mama" Picked Up by IFC Films(indieWIRE/06.19.01) -- North American rights to Alfonso Cuaron's "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) have been picked up by IFC Films. The film, described in a press release as "an erotic coming of agestory," recently enjoyed the biggest three-day opening of any Mexican-madefilm in its home market, garnering $1.3 million during the first weekend.The film focuses on two friends, played by Gael Garcia Bernal ("Amores Perros") and Diego Luna ("Before Night Falls"), who go on a sexually-driven journey with a seductress, played ...

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    FESTIVALS: New Fest Highlights, from "Hedwig" to Stevies, "Eunuch" to "Guy"

    FESTIVALS: New Fest Highlights, from "Hedwig" toStevies, "Eunuch" to "Guy"

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    DAILY NEWS: Moretti at Miramax; Atlanta Fest Wrap; Seattle Winners; NY Film/Video Fest

    DAILY NEWS: Moretti at Miramax; Atlanta Fest Wrap; Seattle Winners; NY Film/Video Festby Eugene Hernandez, Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE>> Miramax Gets Moretti's Cannes Winner, "The Son's Room"(indieWIRE/06.18.01) -- Miramax has acquired Nanni Moretti's "The Son's Room," Variety is reporting today (Monday). The mid-six-figure pact,according to the Hollywood trade publication, is for the U.S. andEnglish-speaking Canadian rights to the film, which won the Palme d'Or atlast month's Cannes Film Festival.According to Variety, "The Son's Room" has earned grosses of almost $6million in Italy. The movie was also the winner of the Best Film prize atthe D...

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    REVIEW: Genre-Bending "Sexy Beast," Smug, with Strong Perfs

    REVIEW: Genre-Bending "Sexy Beast," Smug, with Strong Perfs

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    FESTIVALS: "The Damnedest Thing You Ever Saw!" Nashville's Indie Fest

    FESTIVALS: "The Damnedest Thing You Ever Saw!" Nashville's Indie Fest

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    DAILY NEWS: "Bully" Pulled; IFILM's Re-Launch; "Holy Grail" Returns; Human Rights Fest Honorees

    DAILY NEWS: "Bully" Pulled; IFILM's Re-Launch; "Holy Grail" Returns; Human Rights Fest Honoreesby Eugene Hernandez, Anthony Kaufman and Maud Kersnowski/indieWIRE>> "Bully" Pulled from Method Fest Opening Slot, Replaced with "Fast Sofa"(indieWIRE/06.15.01) -- "It's been a nightmare scenario, regarding 'Bully,'"said Method Festival Director Don Franken. "We feel like we've beenbullied." Originally slated to open the 3rd Method Fest Film Festivaltonight (Friday) in Pasadena, Larry Clark's third feature "Bully" was pulledby distributor Lions Gate Films just days before the scheduled premiere.Salome Breziner's "Fast Sofa" will instead open the Fe...

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    DAILY NEWS: DNA Exec; Provincetown Plans; A Correction

    DAILY NEWS: DNA Exec; Provincetown Plans; A Correctionby Anthony Kaufman and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Expansion For a Change: DNA Increases New York Presence(indieWIRE/06.14.01) -- Never mind news about layoffs, closures anddownsizing, DNA Studio's CEO and founding partner John Moshay announced yesterday that Peter Dawes, Senior VP/New Media and Marketing at USA Films, will join the company to spearhead expansion of its New York offices.Serving as Senior Vice President/General Manager, Dawes will manage DNA'smove into multiple platform entertainment and marketing includinginteractive television and gaming. Dawes will bring over former emp...

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