Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • iW NOW
    0 comments

    FilmBuff to Digitally Distribute Edward Burn's Latest

    Edward Burn's latest, "Nice Guy Johnny," which played at this year's Tribeca, will be released on October 26 through FilmBuff, an affiliate of Cinetic Rights Management. In an interesting move, Burns who will continue to tour the film to festivals nationally throughout 2010, selected a multiplatform distribution over a traditional theatrical release. FilmBuff will therefore release the film simultaneously on iTunes, Amazon.com, VOD and DVD.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Get Low Scores High Reviews

    Get Low Scores High Reviews

    Psst! Don't tell any contrarian film critics. But Get Low so far is scoring 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. (UPDATE: IndieWIRE's CriticWIRE is tougher: B-.)

    Read More »
  • Spout
    0 comments

    Bugs Bunny Turns 70

    Happy birthday to everyone's favorite cartoon rabbit, who "officially" turns 70 today. Back on July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Oscar-nominated Tex Avery-helmed short "A Wild Hare" (watch it after the jump). Though a similar rabbit character had appeared in a few Warner Bros./Leon Schlesinger cartoons over the prior two years, that little guy is mostly understood not to be an early incarnation of Bugs, whose biography claims he was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, in 1940.

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    0 comments

    Silent Films Live Again!

    To celebrate the 15th year of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, its directors decided to extend the event by an extra day, kicking off Thursday night and screening all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The results were exhausting but exhilarating. As in years past, near-capacity crowds turned out at every show, with several shows, like the newly-restored Metropolis, turning customers away.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute Announces 11 Grants

    The Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute has announced 11 grants to support documentary and narrative feature films as part of a three year, $1.5 million initiative that focuses on projects with global cultural and social impact from innovative new storytellers. Sundance considers this initiative with Cinereach an extension of their ongoing programs geared toward nurturing emerging voices (including the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Directors Lab). The grants are awarded to projects in various stages of development, production and post-production. A complete list of grant winners is below.

    Read More »
  • Eric Kohn
    0 comments

    Notes on reRun.

    I recently took a trip out to Dumbo for the opening night of reRun, Brooklyn's latest indie movie theater. In short: Local cinephiles simply must check out the laidback atmosphere and low budget program offerings, most of which are culled from the festival circuit. Check out my entire report here.

    Read More »
  • iW NOW
    0 comments

    P'Town Brings on Magee as Associate ED

    P'Town Brings on Magee as Associate ED

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Toronto vs. Venice: Who Got What?

    Toronto vs. Venice: Who Got What?

    The Toronto International Film Festival announced fifteen galas and 35 special presentations Tuesday morning, including 25 world premieres. Among the auteurs debuting their films at TIFF are Robert Redford (The Conspirator), Michael Winterbottom (The Trip), Guillaume Canet (Little White Lies), John Cameron Mitchell (Rabbit Hole), Mike Mills (Beginners), Tony Goldwyn (Conviction), Mark Romanek (Never Le Me Go), George Hickenlooper (Casino Jack) and Andrucha Waddington (Lope).

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Lawrence Goes Mainstream, Hardy vs. Pine, Crowe in Noyce's Dirt Music, No Sex and The City 3

    -Jennifer Lawrence - star of Sundance jury winner Winter's Bone - will be entering the mainstream. She takes on Mystique in 2011's X-Men: First Class, followed by the horror film House at the End of the Street in 2012. The film follows a just-moved-in teen who discovers that she and her mother (Elizabeth Shue) live across the street from the site of a double murder; they befriend the surviving son (Max Thieriot) who still lives there. According to THR, House at the End of the Street hopes to be to Psycho what Shia LaBeouf's 2007 Disturbia was to Rear Window. The film will begin shooting next month at the end of a street in Ottawa.

    Read More »
  • Matt Dentler's Blog
    0 comments

    The odd 'Lolita'

    The odd 'Lolita'

    Read More »