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    "Killer Joe" Finds U.S. Home at Liddell Entertainment

    William Friedkin's "Killer Joe," starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Liddell Entertainment out of Toronto. The film's received good notices in both Toronto and Venice, where it had its world premiere.

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    Natural History Museum Announces Margaret Mead Award Doc Filmmaker Nominees

    The Margaret Mead Film Festival, the American Museum of Natural History's annual festival of anthropological film named after the famed anthropologist, has announced the seven nominees for its Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award. The seven US premieres were chosen because they "push the boundaries of vis...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Interviews with Madonna, Kirsten Dunst, Toronto Reviews & More

    Today on indieWIRE, we continued our daily coverage in Toronto, sat down with both Madonna and Kirsten Dunst and a handful of Toronto premieres got graded.

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    Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker Remembers John Calley

    John Calley died today at 81. During his career, he ran three studios; the last was Sony, where he served as chairman and CEO from 1996-2003. That's when he worked with Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, who have spent much of the 2011 Toronto Film Festival celebrating their com...

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    TIFF Acquisition: Magnet Nabs All Rights to Bobcat Goldthwait's "God Bless America"

    Magnolia Pictures' genre label Magnet has picked up worldwide rights to Bobcat Goldthwait's "God Bless America," the company said at the Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynn Barr, the film debuted at TIFF in the Midnight Madness section.

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    Romanian Film Series Coming to Jacob Burns Film Center

    The Jacob Burns Film Center, of Pleasantville, NY, will feature a program "Tales from the Golden Age: New Romanian Cinema" from September 23 through October 6. The program is curated and will be presented by Mihai Chirilov, the founder and artistic director of the Transylvania International Film Fes...

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    8 Films to see at Urbanworld Film Festival

    This year’s Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City covers everything from black swan theory to arranged marriage and Southern gothic tradition. The festival opens September 14 with Nelson George’s and Diane Paragas' "Brooklyn Boheme" and closes September 18 with Alr...

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    Film Independent At LACMA Announces Its First Program Under Elvis Mitchell

    Film Independent and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have announced the long-anticipated launch of Film Independent at LACMA series, curated by Elvis Mitchell.

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    Celluloid Dreams Reps International for "Greetings From Tim Buckley"

    Celluloid Dreams, the international production and sales outfit also behind this year's "Crazy Horse" and "Chicken With Plums," has international sales rights to Dan Algrant's "Greetings from Tim Buckley," set to star Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley.

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    IFP and Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce the 25 Emerging Visions Filmmakers

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project have announced the 25 filmmakers and their mentors who will participate in Emerging Visions, which will run during the New York Film Festival.

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