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    5 Named to Film Independent's Annual Directors Lab

    Film Independent named five projects to participate in its 10th annual Directors Lab taking place in Los Angeles through the end of March. The Lab is an intensive nine-week program designed to assist directors with "strong, original voices" develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, a...

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures Awards Environmentally Themed Grants

    Nine projects have been named as the recipients of the Chicken & Egg Pictures winter grants. Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company specialized in supporting women filmmakers. These grants are the first to come from the Which Came First Fund, an open call seek...

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    Sony and Samuel Goldwyn Tag Team For "Old Fashioned Orgy"

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Samuel Goldwyn Films have partnered for U.S. distribution rights to "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy," the co-directorial debut of Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory ("King of the Hill," "Frasier"). Goldwyn plans to release the film theatrically in the late summer, while ...

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    Magnolia Goes for SXSW Pot Doc "Square Grouper"

    Magnolia Pictured has picked up world rights to the documentary "Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja," from Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, the filmmakers behind "Cocaine Boys" and ESPN's "The U," ahead of its world premiere at SXSW.

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    TIFF Picks Buenos Aires for City to City Series

    The Toronto International Film Festival has selected Buenos Aires as its focus for the upcoming 2011 City to City program. Now in its third year, the series explores the urban experience of one given location, by offering up films from and about the chosen city.

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    Variance Takes Sayles' "Amigo" For Dual-Strategy Release

    Variance Films has acquired John Sayles's Philippine-American War film "Amigo," and will release the film with a dual-strategy theatrical release this summer. Tweaking the traditional release platform, "Amigo" will start off in NY and then expand to the Top 20 markets, but for opening weekend its a...

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    Box Office: "Weather" Opens Well As "Biutiful" Holds Up Quite Nicely

    Aaron Katz "Cold Weather" was the only reporting opener in a 2011 specialty market that continues to be all about 2010 releases. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, IFC Films' release of "Weather" - a pickup out of last year's SXSW Film Festival - is off to a solid start. On a...

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    "Social Network," "Inception" Take Writer's Guild Honors

    "The Social Network" and "Inception" were among the big winners at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards, which were handed out tonight at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

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    Panel on "The Future of Storytelling" in NYC

    Headsets & Highballs along with the Ghetto Film School are hosting a panel on Monday, February 7, titled "The Future of Storytelling." The speakers slated to attend - including producer Caroline Baron ("Capote"), director/producer Ariel Schulman ("Catfish"), co-producer Kathryn Dean ("Winter's Bone"...

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    Feature Film Debuts Clean Up at Tiger Awards

    The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam unveiled the winners of this year's Tiger Awards today. The three winning features - Park Jung-Bum's "The Journals of Muscan," Sergio Caballero's "Finisterrae," and Sivaroj Kongsakul's "Eternity" - all mark feature film debuts for the directors, who wer...

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