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    DAILY NEWS: Lions Gate to Release Miramax' "O"; Icebox Relaunches; Chicago Underground Fund

    DAILY NEWS: Lions Gate to Release Miramax' "O"; Icebox Relaunches; Chicago Underground Fundby Eugene Hernandez, Brian Brooks, and Maud Kersnowski/indieWIRE>> Lions Gate Saves Miramax, Again; Mini-Major to Release Tim Blake Nelson's "O"(indieWIRE/04.11.01) -- Not known for shying away from controversy, LionsGate Films has stepped in to save Miramax once again and release a new filmthat some consider controversial. The distribution of Tim Blake Nelson's"O," a modern teenage adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello," had reportedly been put on hold in light of recent violence on high school campuses inthe United States.Miramax' Dimension Films divi...

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    FESTIVALS: It's Just About the Films at New Directors

    FESTIVALS: It's Just About the Films at New Directors

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    DAILY NEWS: NYU Winners and Showtime's Latino Showcase

    DAILY NEWS: NYU Winners and Showtime's Latino Showcaseby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> NYU Picks Award Winners as First Run Film Festival Concludes(indieWIRE/04.10.01) -- NYU's Kanbar Institute of Film and Televisionpresented its annual awards on Sunday night at Lincoln Center as theschool's First Run Film Festival came to a close. Ari Gold won the topgraduate award for "Helicopter," while Anthony Ng took the big prize for his undergraduate movie, "..." (dot dot dot). Gold also won the graduatedirecting award for "Helicopter," which screened at Sundance this year,while the undergraduate directing prize went to Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's"Pat...

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    INTERVIEW: Mermin and Raskin Shoot "On Hostile Ground"; Abortion Doc Finds the Grey Areas

    INTERVIEW: Mermin and Raskin Shoot "On Hostile Ground"; Abortion Doc Finds the Grey Areas

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    DAILY NEWS: New Fest Sets Bookends; and Moodysson Wins Taos Land

    DAILY NEWS: New Fest Sets Bookends; and Moodysson Wins Taos Landby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> New Fest Set with "Hedwig" and Seidelman's Latest(indieWIRE/04.09.01) -- The New Festival, New York's Lesbian & Gay FilmFestival, has announced the films that will bookend their 13th annual event.Opening the festival on May 31st will be John Cameron Mitchell's "Hedwig andthe Angry Inch," while Susan Seidelman's "Gaudi Afternoon" will close the fest on June 10th."Hedwig," which had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year, wasproduced by Killer Films and will be released by Fine Line in July. Themovie is the big screen adaptation of the Off...

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    ND/NF REVIEW: Heavy Traffic; Cuesta's Truthful Coming-of-Ager "L.I.E."

    ND/NF REVIEW: Heavy Traffic; Cuesta's Truthful Coming-of-Ager "L.I.E."

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    DAILY NEWS: Cannes Jury Forming; Taos Bubbling Prize; Ang Lee's Favs

    DAILY NEWS: Cannes Jury Forming; Taos Bubbling Prize; Ang Lee's Favsby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Cannes Taps Zonca and de Medeiros for Jury Duty(indieWIRE/04.06.01) -- Filmmaker Erick Zonca will head the Cannes FilmFestival's jury for short films and Cinefondation awards, the Festivalannounced yesterday. Zonca is joining Liv Ullmann who was recently named tohead the main Festival jury and Maria de Medeiros who was named yesterday asthe head of the Camera d'Or jury. The Cinefondation prize is an award formovies from film schools, while the Camera d'Or is presented to the bestfirst feature from all Cannes sections.Joining...

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    INTERVIEW: Crouching Ambition, Hidden Finances; Ann Hu's "Magic"

    INTERVIEW: Crouching Ambition, Hidden Finances; Ann Hu's "Magic"

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    REVIEW: Spin Cycles; Meshkini's Feminist Tracks on "The Day I Became a Woman"

    REVIEW: Spin Cycles; Meshkini's Feminist Tracks on "The Day I Became a Woman"

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    DAILY NEWS: MGM Channel; "Mondo" Film; Urbanworld Acquisition; and the "Green Dragon" Deal

    DAILY NEWS: MGM Channel; "Mondo" Film; Urbanworld Acquisition; and the "Green Dragon" Dealby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> MGM to Launch New Movie Channel in New Zealand(indieWIRE/04.05.01) -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has announced a deal withSky Network Television Limited to launch a new 24-hour digital movie channelin New Zealand. The MGM Movie Channel, which will launch this summer, is thecompany's first fully-owned and operated TV outlet. Earlier this week, MGMclosed its deal to acquire a 20% interest in Rainbow Media's American MovieClassics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel and WE: Women's Entertainment. It also h...

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