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    Kinosmith Forms Unique Distrib Deal with Hot Docs

    Canadian distributor Kinosmith has just announced a unique distribution partnership with the prestigious Hot Docs Film Festival. The partnership, The Hot Docs Collection, will feature popular titles form the festival's and other titles chosen by the programmers. Kinosmith will donate a portion of t...

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    Box Office: Audiences Lovin' "Summer" (UPDATED)

    Fox Searchlight looks like it might have a big indie hit in Marc Webb's "(500) Days Of Summer," according to estimates from Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The Zooey Deschanel-Joseph Gordon-Levitt romantic comedy grossed $834,501 from 27 screens in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, DC, San Fr...

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    Avant-Garde Film and Video Showcased In Toronto's Wavelengths Program

    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its Wavelengths program, a presentation of avant-garde film and video that runs September 11-14 at Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario. Curated by TIFF Cinematheque programmer Andrea Picard, this year's lineup is composed of six progr...

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    "Sense of Immediacy" In Toronto Fest's 17 Docs

    "This year's documentaries have a sense of immediacy like never before," said Thom Powers, the Toronto International Film Festival's documentary programmer, regarding this year's slate of docs. "Current events are getting a fresh perspective in films about the post-cr...

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    "Jennifer's Body" Headlines Toronto's Midnight Madness

    "Jennifer's Body," Diablo Cody's follow-up screenplay to "Juno," will have its world premiere as it opens the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness program. Directed by Karyn Kusama and starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, the film is one of t...

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    Toronto Sets Docs, Wavelengths, Midnight Madness; Adds Two New Awards

    The Toronto International Film Festival - running September 10-19 - has unveiled another slew of titles for its 34th edition, including 17 documentaries, its genre-focused Midnight Madness program, and avant-garde Wavelengths program. The announced docs and the Midnight Madness films will both get ...

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    Irish Film Board Under Threat

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    Searchlight Goes "Crazy"

    Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight has paid a seven-figure minimum guarantee for worldwide rights to actor Scott Cooper's directorial debut "Crazy Heart." The film stars Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall and was directed from Cooper's own script, an adaptation ...

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    "The Cove" Heading To UK

    Vertigo Films has acquired all the UK rights to Louise Psihoyos's festival favorite "The Cove." The doc - which follows an elite team of adrenalin junkies, filmmakers and free divers as they embark on a covert mission to expose a dolphin slaughtering operation - will be released in the UK this Autu...

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    Business as Usual for Oscilloscope, Despite Yauch Cancer Diagnosis

    It's business as usual at Oscilloscope Laboratories, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's upstart film company. In the wake of today's news that the Beastie Boys are canceling upcoming concert appearances and postponing the release of their new album, Oscilloscope reiterated its committment to film distributio...

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