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    Paladin Acquires "Bird of the Air"

    Paladin has acquired U.S. rights to "A Bird of the Air," a new film based on Joe Coomer's novel "The Loop." The film marks the feature film directorial debut of actress Margaret Whitton and is the maiden production of Tashtego Films, which she and her partners, Steven Tabakin and Warren Spector, for...

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    The U.K. Gains a Documentary Category, Loses Britain's Film Commissioner

    It's been a schizophrenic day for the U.K. film industry. While grassroots activists could celebrate the return of BAFTA's documentary category, today also saw the exit of British Film Commissioner Colin Brown.

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    Entertainment One Plants "Family Tree" for North America

    North American rights to "The Family Tree" by Vivi Friedman has been picked up Entertainment One. The film, which about a contemporary American family starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot, Brittany Robertson and Chi McBride willopen August 26th with a platform theatrical release in New...

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    Jerry Seinfeld and Colin Quinn Join Nantucket FF Comedy Roundtable

    The Nantucket Film Festival has added Jerry Seinfeld and Colin Quinn to this year's All-Star Comedy Roundtable presented by Ben Stiller, with Seth Meyers hosting and Aziz Ansari also participating.

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    John Lasseter and Caroline Thompson to Receive 2011 Austin Film Festival Awards

    John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will receive the 2011 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2011 Austin Film Festival. Past winners include Danny Boyle and the late Sydney Pollack.

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    "Buck Brannaman is Chick, Horse, Everything Magnet"

    This morning, NBC's "The Today Show" featured an interview with Buck Brannaman, the subject of Cindy Meehl's "Buck," a documentary that nabbed the 2011 Audience Award at Sundance. Ever the charmer, Brannaman spoke about his mystical way with horses, their therapeutic healing qualities and his status...

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    Remember Club Silencio in "Mulholland Drive"? David Lynch is Making It a Reality

    This ain't no dream. David Lynch's cult, mind-fuck classic "Mulholland Drive" has inspired Lynch to open a Parisian nightclub, Club Silencio, inspired by a key location in arguably the most bracing scene from the film.

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    Webby Awards | Dan Savage: "Tracy Morgan can suck my..." Tops Last Night's Speeches

    Capitalizing on the Webby Awards' five-word speech acceptance rule, Dan Savage, creator of the "It Gets Better Project," gave comedian Tracy Morgan a piece of his mind.

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    Werner Herzog Tells Kids to "Go the F**k to Sleep" Tonight at New York Public Library

    Werner Herzog has lent his voice to Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés' infamous children's book "Go the F**k to Sleep." His reading will debut tonight at the New York Public Library, followed by a conversation about children's sleep deprivation and insomnia between M...

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    Cannes 2011: What's Been Acquired From The Competition, One Month Later?

    The 2011 Cannes Film Festival kicked off a little over a month ago, and its reputation for being a particularly sales-heavy edition of the fest continued today with Cinema Guild's acquisition of Grand Prix co-winner "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia". Of the 20 films that screened in official competiti...

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