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    Sony Classics Closes Deal For Punk Rock Doc, "American Hardcore"

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American, Mexican, Australian, New Zealand and German rights to director Paul Rachman's 2006 Sundance Film Festival world premiere doc "American Hardcore," written by Steven Blush, and inspired by his book "American Hardcore: A Tribal History." The film give...

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Thre...

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    Clay Pigeons: Fernando Eimbcke's "Duck Season"

    Like many details in "Duck Season," Fernando Eimbcke's choice of setting is a nudge of Mexican wit that will be lost on most of us. The establishing shots give us a quick exterior tour of the Ninos Heroes building of the vast Nonoalco Tlatelolco housing development in Mexico City. "Ninos Heroes" is ...

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON: "Crash" Dashes "Brokeback"'s Hopes For Best Picture at 78th Academy Awa

    Four films each won three Academy Awards tonight in Los Angeles: "Crash", "Brokeback Mountain", "King Kong" and "Memoirs of a Geisha". The best picture Oscar at the 78th Academy Awards went to "Crash," which also won the award for best original screenplay and film editing, meanwhile Ang Lee won the ...

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    78th Academy Award Winners

    Best picture: "Crash"Directing: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"Actress: "Reese Witherspoon" ("Walk The Line")Supporting actress: Rachel Weisz ("Constant Gardener")Actor: "Philip Seymour Hoffman" ("Capote")Supporting actor: George Clooney ("Syriana")Adapted screenplay: "Brokeback Mountain"Original screenplay: "Crash"Foreign language film: "Tsotsi"Documentary: "March of The Penguins"Animated feature: "Wallace & Gromit"Art direction: "Memoirs of a Geisha"Cinematography: "Memoirs of a Geisha"Costume design: "Memoirs of a Geisha"Documentary short: "A Note of Triumph"Flm editing: "Crash"Makeup: "Chronicles of Narnia"Original score: "Brokeback Mountai...

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    "Brokeback," "Capote," "Crash," "Transamerica" Honored With Spirit Awards

    For the first time in memory, the Independent Spirit Awards honored a group of films that are likely to dominate the Academy Awards. Presented each year on the eve of the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards (presented by the recently re-branded Film Independent) honor work made outside the Hollywo...

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    "Akeelah" and "Sweet Land" Bookend 30th Cleveland International Film Festival

    Lionsgate Films' "Akeelah and the Bee" will open the 30th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on Thursday, March 16th the event unveiled Friday. The film is described by the festival as "a heart-warming drama directed by Doug Atchison and starring Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, and Keke Palmer, is set to open nationwide on April 28th. Closing the festival March 26th is "Sweet Land," described as "set post WWI in Minnesota, about a Swedish emigrant who is a farm owner and needs a wife to fill his home and fulfill his dreams of America." The festival takes place in Cleveland March 16 - 26. indieWIRE will publish an extended festiv...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Endore-Kaiser at Paramount's Specialty Division

    Guy Endore-Kaiser has joined Paramount's currently unnamed specialty division as Senior Vice President, Creative Advertising. He spent three years at ad agency The Ant Farm and attended Wesleyan and USC.

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    Film Community Mourns Passing of Garrett Scott; Spirit Award Nominee Died Yesterday

    A festive and celebratory weekend for the independent film community was sadly interrupted today with news of the death of documentary filmmaker Garrett Scott. An Independent Spirit Awards nominee for "Occupation: Dreamland," a film he co-directed with Ian Olds, Garrett Scott died an accidental deat...

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    Weinstein Company Sketches "Arthur and the Minimoys" in English Territories

    The Weinstein Company has acquired rights in all English speaking territories to the CGI animated family film "Arthur and the Minimoys," based on Luc Besson's best selling children's book by the same title. The screenplay was adapted by Besson, the award winning writer/director/producer behind such ...

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