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    "Chico & Rita" to Open Internationally-Oriented 2011 Miami Film Festival

    Fernando Trueba's animated musical "Chico & Rita" will open the 28th Miami International Film Festival. This year's festival will have four world and international premieres along with fifteen North American and U.S. Premieres.The films are all divided across MIFF's three principal categories: the I...

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    Coolidge Corner Theatre and Sloan Foundation Offer Science on Screen Grants

    To expand their Science on Screen series, the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award a series of grants to independent arthouse theaters around the country.

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    "Greatest Movie" Sold To Sony Pictures

    Sundance buying has officially begun. On the first day of the fest, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions announced that it has acquired North American rights to Morgan Spurlock’s "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" The doc examines the world of product placement, marketing and advertising -- through a fi...

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    Relativity Acquires Edgar Allen Poe Thriller "The Raven"

    Relativity Media has acquired U.S. rights to Intrepid Pictures' "The Raven," by director James TcTeigue ("V for Vendetta"), the company said Thursday. Production wrapped in January and no release date has been set.

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    International Film Circuit to Release "Into Eternity"

    Michael Madsen's feature film debut, the documentary "Into Eternity," is set to hit North American theaters thanks to International Film Circuit. The film will premiere for U.S. audiences at New York City's Film Forum on February 2nd, followed by a national rollout.

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    Relativity Media Hires Joe Matukewicz as Head of Acquisitions

    Relativity Media has a new man on the ground for Sundance 2011: Joe Matukewicz, former VP acquisitions and co-productions for Paramount Vantage and the Paramount Worldwide Acquisitions Group. Last year, Relativity made its Sundance buying debut with "Catfish;" Matukewicz will oversee all acquisition...

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    International Film Circuit to Take Radioactive Danish Doc On Tour of US/Canada

    The distributor International Film Circuit has announced that it will release "Into Eternity" in theatrically in the US and Canada. The film, directed by Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen, asks the question: What should we do with our vast amounts of nuclear waste? "Into Eternity" debuted on home t...

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    Samuel Goldwyn To Slay Joffe's "Dragons" in US

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced the acquisition of US rights to the new film from "The Killing Fields" director Roland Joffé, "There Be Dragons." Wes Bentley, Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko, and Derek Jacobi star in the film, which follows the travails of a journalist who investigates a candidate ...

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    "Gift Shop" and "The Oath" Win Top Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction

    "Exit Through the Gift Shop," the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur filmmaker attempted to locate and befriend street artist Banksy, took the top prize at the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors in New York Wednesday night, while Laura Poitras received the Outstanding Achievement in Direct...

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    Nicholas Bruckman's "Valley of the Saints" Awarded 25k Post-Production Grant

    Nicholas Bruckman has been named the recipient of the 4th annual Sloan Producers Grant from Film Independent. The non-profit arts organization awarded the New York producer/filmmaker a $25, 000 post-production grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for his upcoming feature film, "Valley of Saints...

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