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    DAILY NEWS: "Baise-Moi" Deal; Cannes' Critics Week; and Miramax Back with Irving and Hallstrom

    DAILY NEWS: "Baise-Moi" Deal; Cannes' Critics Week; and Miramax Back with Irving and Hallstromby Eugene Hernandez, Anthony Kaufman and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> French Shocker "Baise-Moi" Heading to U.S. Theaters, Unrated and Uncut(indieWIRE/04.18.01) -- The film that managed to stir controversy innormally sexually laissez-faire France, "Baise-Moi," has secureddistribution in the United States following its U.S. premiere at the SanFrancisco International Film Festival this Friday. The movie will bereleased unrated and uncut after causing an uproar in Europe.Marketed as "Rape Me" in this country, "Baise-Moi" is based on thebest-selling novel o...

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    INTERVIEW: The Trouble With "Harry"; Dominik Moll's Hitchcockian Skill

    INTERVIEW: The Trouble With "Harry"; Dominik Moll's Hitchcockian Skill

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    INTERVIEW: More than "The Girl": Director, Distributor, Karate instructor Sande Zeig

    INTERVIEW: More than "The Girl": Director, Distributor, Karate instructor Sande Zeig

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    DAILY NEWS: Talks Today Try to Avert Strike; SF Jewish Fest; LA Fest Opener

    DAILY NEWS: Talks Today Try to Avert Strike; SF Jewish Fest; LA Fest Openerby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> WGA and AMPTP Return to Table Today; May 1st Strike Deadline Looms; SAG Considers "Interim Agreements" for Indies in the Event of June 30th Work Stoppage(indieWIRE/04.17.01) -- Hollywood has been anticipating debilitating strikesfor months now and the likelihood of such a work stoppage seemed even morelikely last week with no new talks scheduled and a looming deadline.However, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of MotionPicture and Television Producers (AMPTP) will return to the negotiatingtable with on...

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    FESTIVALS: Taos Talking Pictures Bridges the Gap Between Makers and Audience

    FESTIVALS: Taos Talking Pictures Bridges the Gap Between Makers and Audience

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    DAILY NEWS: Lot 47 Deal; and Box Office Estimates

    DAILY NEWS: Lot 47 Deal; and Box Office Estimatesby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> Lot 47 Nabs Rights for "Scotland, PA"(indieWIRE/04.16.01) -- Lot 47 Films confirmed its acquisition Friday ofBilly Morrissette's "Scotland, PA." The deal for North American rightsfollows the film's world premiere at Sundance in January."Scotland, PA" is a comedy that features James LeGros ("Living inOblivion"), Maura Tierney ("Primary Colors"), Christopher Walken ("The Deer Hunter"), Kevin Corrigan ("Walking and Talking"), Amy Smart ("Road Trip"), Timothy "Speed" Levitch ("The Cruise") and Andy Dick ("Newsradio"). The company plans to release the movie in Januar...

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    FESTIVALS: New Brit Flicks; "One Life Stand," "Annie Mary," and "Darkest Light" Shine

    FESTIVALS: New Brit Flicks; "One Life Stand," "Annie Mary," and "Darkest Light" Shine

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    DAILY NEWS: DoubleTake Fest Plans; Ebert Fest; and Sundance Channel Foreign Classics

    DAILY NEWS: DoubleTake Fest Plans; Ebert Fest; and Sundance Channel Foreign Classicsby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> High Profile Panels and Personalities Top an Expanded DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival(indieWIRE/04.13.01) -- Organizers of the DoubleTake Documentary FilmFestival (DDFF) have announced an expanded slate of films for this year'sfour-day festival scheduled for May 3-6 in Durham, NC. Additionally, theFestival will honor filmmaker Barbara Kopple ("In The Boom Boom Room," "My Generation") with its Career Award as well as the Soros Documentary Fund which will receive the Industry Award for its work promoting do...

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    INTERVIEW: The Dark Balloon; Jafar Panahi's Vicious "Circle"

    INTERVIEW: The Dark Balloon; Jafar Panahi's Vicious "Circle"

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    DAILY NEWS: "American Psycho" Returns; Miramax' Takes "Pinero"; Sundance's Films by Women; and an

    DAILY NEWS: "American Psycho" Returns; Miramax' Takes "Pinero"; Sundance's Films by Women; and an HD Festivalby Eugene Hernandez, Anthony Kaufman and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Morgan J. Freeman Directing "American Psycho II" for Lions Gate(indieWIRE/04.12.01) -- How's this for an unlikely franchise? Lions Gate hasannounced that it is producing a sequel to "American Psycho." The film,"American Psycho II," will be directed by Morgan J. Freeman ("HurricaneStreets," "Desert Blue") and will star actress Mila Kunis ("That 70'sShow"). The movie will begin production in Toronto next month, according toan announcement from Lions Gate's President of Pr...

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