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    Sundance Selects Takes Marston's "Forgiveness of Blood"

    "The Forgiveness of Blood," Joshua Marston's follow-up to "Maria Full of Grace," has been acquired by Sundance Selects. It was announced today that the film - which won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival - villa be released in the U.S. via Selects, a s...

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    Jacob Burns Center to Honor the Spielberg Legacy

    The Pleasantville, NY film and education center Jacob Burns Film Center is celebrating the legacy of Steven Spielberg by honoring him with their JBFC Vision Award for 2011 on September 17.

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    Karlovy Vary Names Renowned Hungarian Director Head of Jury

    The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has announced that Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó (the Oscar-winning "Mephisto," "Being Julia") will serve as the head of the international jury at this year's festival. The 2011 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from July 1-9.

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    "The Wild Hunt" and "Zonad" Head Online Before DVD

    Cinetic's VOD distribution arm FilmBuff has announced that Alexandre Franchi's "The Wild Hunt" and John and Kiernan Carney's "Zonad" will be released on VOD before they head to DVD. The French thriller "The Wild Hunt" premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival; John Carney's sci-fi f...

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    Austin Film Festival To Honor "Edward Scissorhands" Screenwriter

    Caroline Thompson, screenwriter of a string of quirky hit films like "Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Corpse Bride," and "The Addams Family," has been named as the recipient of Austin Film Festival's 2011 Distinguished Screenwriter Award. Thompson will be celebrated along wi...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Tribeca Filmmakers, Keanu Reeves & More

    Today on indieWIRE Tribeca coverage kicks off, Keanu Reeves goes indie, Jim Carrey falls for Ewan McGregor on DVD/Blu-ray and more.

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    35th Annual Cleveland Film Fest Breaks Records, Awards "Letterman" and More

    At the end of the 35th annual Cleveland Film Festival, the fest's Executive Director Marcie Goodman and Artistic Director Bill Guentzler celebrated with other staff members and the greater Cleveland community. The festival took over ten theaters in a multiplex in downtown Cleveland and experienced ...

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    "Page One" Will Open Film Society's New Film Center; Bingham Ray Named Program Consultant

    Andrew Rossi's "Page One: Inside the New York Times" will be the inaugural title at the New York Film Society of Lincoln Center's long-awaited Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The film will play both of the new venue's screens on the center's opening day, June 17.

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    Strand Takes Rights to ND/NF's "Attenberg"

    U.S. rights to the recent New Directors/New Films title, "Attenberg" by Athina Rachel Tsangari have been picked up by Strand Releasing. Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing negotiated the pack with Michael Weber of The Match Factory. Strand plans a late 2011 theatrical roll out.

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    Indie Box Office Quarterly: The Big Winners So Far for 2011

    Hollywood continues to complain of box-office doldrums amidst a 20% dropoff from last year, but the specialty market seems to be in much better shape. Buoyed by a remarkable batch of low-budgeted Oscar players ("The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" in particular) and then by a few March breakouts ("J...

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