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    QuickShots | Polanski News, Here - E1 Deal, Peace Arch Pick up, Castings & Industry Moves

    Here Films teams with E1 for DVD deal

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    Ortenberg To Launch Entertainment Company Week After Leaving Weinsteins

    The Wrap is reporting that less than a week after leaving The Weinstein Company, Tom Ortenberg has announced the launch of his own broad-based entertainment company, One Way Out Media.

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    "Hadewijch" Congregates to North America

    North American rights to director Bruno Dumont's 2009 Toronto International Film Festival feature, "Hadewijch" have been picked up by IFC Films. The film, about a religious exremist's absolute love of God and the consequences it brings, will have its U.S. debut this Sunday at the New York Film Festi...

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    Lorber Grabs "Nobody's"

    [Editor's Note: iW mistakenly reported that "Nobody's Perfect" was Germany's pick for documentary consideration. Countries do not submit films for documentary consideration, though "Perfect" has been submitted on its own merit after qualification.]

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    "Desired" Director Zenovich Responds To Polanski Prosecutor's "Lies"

    Marina Zenovich, director and produced of last year's doc "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," has released a statement regarding retired Los Angeles County prosecutor David Wells' decision to come forward yesterday and allege that he lied on camera during the filming of Zenovich's doc. Wells - wh...

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    Reitman's "Air" Heads To December

    Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has decided to push the initial limited release of Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" from November 13th to December 4th. The film will now roll out through December, going wide on Christmas Day. This marks almost the exact strategy Reitman's "Juno" took t...

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    Shock in Zurich as Young Fest Reels from Polanski Arrest

    Organizers of the 5th Zurich Film Festival certainly couldn't have imagined that they would be at the center of an international incident drawing the attention of the worldwide media. With only a half decade under its belt and a lineup that includes 60 international titles, the festival has...

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    Fantastic Fest Thrills Up Prize Winners

    Tom Six's "The Human Centipede" (First Sequence) won best horror feature at the 2009 Fantastic Fest in Austin, while Ernesto Diaz Espinoza's action-drama "Mandrill" won "Best Fantastic Feature" at the event, which closes Thursday. "Centipede" is a biological horror film in which Dr. Heiter decides t...

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    Bigelow, Ephron and "Up" Take Hollywood Award Honors

    The 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards have announced that director Kathryn Bigelow will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award," Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron will be presented with the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award," Disney/Pixar's "UP," directed by ...

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    Over 100 In Film Community Sign Polanski Petition

    AFP is reporting that a grand assembly of filmmakers, actors and producers from around the world have signed a petition urging the release of director Roman Polanski, who was arrested Sunday in Switzerland on a warrant for a 1977 underage sex case in the United States. Woody Allen, Alejandro Go...

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