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    SPWAG Conquers TIFF's "Defendor" for U.S. and Other Territories

    U.S. and most international rights to writer/director Peter Stebbings' "Defendor" starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas and Sandra Oh have been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group. The film made its world premiere over the weekend at the Toronto International Film ...

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    Kino Takes "Dogtooth" Out of Toronto

    Kino International has signed a distribution deal with MK2 to release Yorgos Lanthimos’ "Dogtooth," currently screening at the Toronto International Film Festival and winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section.

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    QuickShots | Jim Carroll, Toronto Hard Times, Schamus at London

    "Basketball Diaries" Scribe Jim Carroll Dies at 60

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    IFC Makes First Major Toronto Deal

    IFC Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Nicolas Winding Refn's "Valhalla Rising," marking the first pick-up by a major U.S. specialty distributor during the Toronto Film Festival. The film - which premiered this past Friday - is Danish filmmaker Refn's follow-up to "Bronson." It sta...

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    Patrick Swayze Passes Away at 57

    Actor Patrick Swayze died today at the age of 57, it has been sadly reported. Swayze's publicist said the actor - who had been publicly battling pancreatic cancer for the past two years - passed away with his family at his side.

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    "Messenger," "Precious" Lead Winners in Deauville

    Oren Moverman's "The Messenger" led the winners of the 35th edition of the Festival du Cinéma Américain de Deauville. A jury presided over by Jean-Pierre Jeunet awarded Moverman's film - which stars Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton - the fest's Grand Prix. It also won the Internation...

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    Box Office: "Crude," "Impact" Debut Nicely; "Basterds" Weinsteins' First $100 Million Movie

    Joe Berlinger's doc "Crude" led a batch of newcomers at the specialty box office this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film - which tells the story of lawsuit against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon - grossed $16,729 on a sole scree...

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    Czech Film "Shameless" Gets Picked Up Out of Toronto

    Jan Hrebejk's "Shameless" - having its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival - has been acquired for North American release by distributor Menemsha Films. Producers Rudolf Biermann and Tomas Hoffman of In Film Praha announced the deal for the film - alr...

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    "Lebanon" Wins Golden Lion In Venice

    Samuel Moaz's directorial debut "Lebanon" has been awarded the Golden Lion at the 66th Venice Film Festival. The film - which follows four young Israeli soldiers in 1982 - was deemed the best of the festival by a jury led by director Ang Lee. Other major winners included Shirin Neshat's "Women Wit...

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    Frears Tackles Graphic Novel; "Tamara Drew" at Sony Classics

    A film adaptation of Posy Simmonds' graphic novel "Tamara Drewe," being directed by Stephen Frears, has landed at Sony Picture Classics. The company announced a deal for North American and Latin Americas rights to the upcoming project, set to begin shooting later this month. It is being produced by ...

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