First Run Features has acquired theatrical and home-video rights to Peter Hanson’s “Tales from the Script.” The movie will open theatrically this Spring in select cities beginning March 12 before its DVD release on April 20. The doc features exclusive interviews with a who’s who of Hollywood storytellers, from newcomers to veterans. Among the 46 screenwriters featured in the movie are Allison Anders (“Gas Food Lodging”), John August (“Go”), Shane Black (“Lethal Weapon”), John Carpenter (“Halloween”), Frank Darabont (“The Shawshank Redemption”), Antwone Fisher (“Antwone Fisher”), two-time Oscar winner William Goldman (“The Princess Bride”), David Hayter (“Watchmen”), Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin (“Ghost”), Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver”), Guinevere Turner (“American Psycho”), and Oscar winner David S. Ward (“The Sting”).
premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2009 and played the festival circuit through November, concluding with screenings at the Austin Film Festival and the Starz Denver Film Festival. [Brian Brooks]