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    Hot Docs to Toast Ally Derks

    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam founder and director Ally Derks will be presented with the 2011 Doc Mogul Award at the upcoming Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, that runs from April 28 to May 8, 2011.

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    Lorber Films Takes on "The Woodmans"

    North American rights for "The Woodmans," C. Scott Willis' documentary that focuses on a highly influential family of artists, have gone to Lorber Films. Winner of the Best New York Documentary award at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, the film is set to open in New York City at Film Forum on Janu...

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    Dubai to Honor Sean Penn with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Sean Penn has been chosen as the Western honoree for the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The Academy Award-winning actor will be presented with the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival's opening ceremony on December 12.

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    Nicole Kidman to be Honored at 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

    Nicole Kidman will be honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 2011 Santa Barbara Film Festival. The Festival, which runs from January 27 to February 6, will give the prize to the Academy Award-winning actress at a special tribute held at the Arlington Theater on February 5, 2011.

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    Box Office: "Dagenham" Doesn't Quite Have It Made; "White Material" Is Denis' Best U.S. Debut

    While "Harry Potter" was clearly the story at the studio box office, a very different British import - Nigel Cole's "Made In Dagenham" - was the major debut in the specialty market.

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    Bahamian Gay Award-Winner "Children of God" Picked Up by TLA

    TLA Releasing has just announced they are handling theatrical and small screen distribution of Kareem Mortimer's "Children of God" in North America and the UK. The gay Bahamian film, made in a country that has banned screenings of "Brokeback Mountain," was embraced at the Bahamas International Film...

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    Education Doc "The Lottery" Partners WIth "New York Needs You"

    Education documentary "The Lottery" has partnered with New York Needs You for the Donation Challenge to raise funds for career development for first-generation college students. New York Needs You is a mentoring program that closes the opportunity gap through an intensive career development and lead...

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    "Henry's Crime" Heads To Screens Via Moving Pictures Film & TV

    Malcolm Venville's romantic comedy "Henry's Crime," starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan has been picked up for a North American release by Maitland Primrose Group, with distribution being handled Moving Pictures Film & TV. The deal was negotiated by CAA with Gary Hirsch and Ted Chalme...

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    Paladin Cements "Footprints" for Spring

    Hollywood Boulevard mystery "Footprints," the feature directorial debut of screenwriter and playwright Steven Peros, has been picked up by Paladin, the company's CEO, Mark Urman said Wednesday. The film, which traveled to festivals earlier this year, will debut in exclusive engagements in New York a...

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    Cristi Puiu's "Aurora" Picked Up by Cinema Guild

    Cristi Puiu's follow up to "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu," "Aurora," has been acquired by The Cinema Guild for U.S. distribution. "Aurora" premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and played at this year's New York Film Festival. The Guild plans to release it into theaters in 2011.

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