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    Box Office 2.0: Recapping The Competition Films of Sundance '09

    Next week, the independent film industry will once again turn its attention over to Park City and the 113 feature films screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Deals will be made, big indie box office hopes will result, and another year of hits and misses will follow. But before we head into thos...

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    The *new* indieWIRE: Top 10s from Year 1!

    Exactly one year ago today, we officially launched the new indieWIRE, a site that we not only re-designed, but re-imagined, building out a hub for filmmakers, the industry, and movie lovers alike. The site has continued to evolve over the past year and we've added new features along the way, with a ...

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    Varda, Gervasi Among DGA Doc Nominees

    The Directors Guild of America have announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2009. The nominees - all first timers - are listed below in alphabetical order:

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    Magnet Takes "Terrace" Ahead of Slamdance

    The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced that it has acquired world rights to "Down Terrace," a genre bending portrait of a crime family slotted to play in Slamdance this month after being warmly received at Raindance, where it won the award for Bes...

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    On A High Note, AFI Fest Team Departs

    Even as talk mounts that festivals may take on a larger role in the future for film distribution, the festival industry continues to experience flux. For the second time in just over two years, the American Film Institute's AFI Fest in Los Angeles is enduring a leadership shift. Apparently facing a ...

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    ACE Eddies Snub "Precious," "Basterds" For Sci-Fi

    The American Cinema Editors have announced the nominations for their annual ACE Eddie awards, honoring the likes of "(500) Days of Summer," "It's Complicated," "Star Trek" and "District 9" in their dual comedy/musical and drama categories. While more certain Oscar contenders like "Avatar," "The Hur...

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    "Avatrix" To Close Rotterdam

    The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam will close on Saturday, February 6, 2010 with the world premiere of Dutch film "The Aviatrix of Kazbek," the second feature from Ineke Smits. The film, written by Dutch novelist Arthur Japin and produced by Isabella Films, stars Dutch actress Madelief B...

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    Maya Takes Palm Springs Title "Chamaco"

    Miguel Necoechea's "Chamaco" ("The Kid"), the latest feature film by Los Angeles-based Rogue Arts, was acquired over the holidays by Los Angeles based Maya Entertainment. The film was purchased in advance of its U.S. premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. A U.S./Mexico co-producti...

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    "Avatar," "Ribbon" Among ASC Nominees

    The nominations for the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards were announced this afternoon, with "Avatar" again managing to make the cut in as it did with the WGA nominations earlier today. In the feature film category, the five nominated cinematograp...

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    WGA Announces 2009 Award Nominees

    The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for their awards honoring 2009's films, with James Cameron's script for "Avatar" something of a surprise among a batch of nominees that had many controversial exclusions due to WGA rules. The internet was buzzing last week when numerous high...

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