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    Botehlo Takes Denver Film Society Reins

    Tom Botelho has been named the new executive director of the Denver Film Society, the organization which produces the annual Denver International Film Festival announced today. The appointment is effective immediately. Botelho returns to the position he held on an interim basis for six months in 2008. He also served as a member of the board of directors of DFS for 12 years, including one term as board chairman in 2003. The film festival's head, Britta Erickson, had been serving as interim executive director following the abrupt departure of the group's previous executive director, Bo Smith after a messy breakdown with DFS staffers earlier th...

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    Box Office: 'Loop' In The Money; 'Summer' Still Hot

    Armando Iannucci's well-reviewed political comedy 'In The Loop' scored in its opening weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film - described by indieWIRE's Eric Kohn as 'the aesthetics of 'The Office' meeting those of 'The West Wing'' - grossed $200,816 fro...

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    QuickShots | WGA, San Sebastian & Venice, Comic-Con, Good-Bad Films and "Balibo"

    Writers Guild of America, West Announces Election Slate

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    Tiger and Variance Tag Team For "Rice"

    Variance Films and Tiger Industry Films have announced the theatrical co-release of Dave Boyle's "White on Rice." The film will open in Los Angeles on September 11th at Laemmle’s Sunset 5, and expand throughout the fall.

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    Lionsgate Sets Stage For Seventh "Saw"

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    QuickShots | Bart as Critic, QFest, Venice, Comic-Con, New Wave, No Fest for Saudis

    Peter Bart: Variety's closet film critic

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    "Women In Trouble" Finds Distribution

    Screen Media Films has acquired the U.S distribution rights to Sebastian Gutierrez's "Women in Trouble." The film - which premiered at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival - stars Carla Gugino, Josh Brolin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Adrianne Palicki, Connie Britton, Simon Baker and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is des...

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    Toronto Keeps Lineup Coming; Todd Solondz Among 38 Additions

    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced yet another batch of titles for its 34th edition, which runs September 10-19, 2009. Thirty-eight films across three different programs - Special Presentations, Vanguard, and Discovery - were announced to the public this morning, joining a group...

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    Forman Rome Fest's Jury Foreman

    International Rome Festival president Gian Luigi Rondi and artistic director Piera Detassis have announced the presiding jury for films competing in the Official Selection of their 4th annual film festival. Director Milos Forman will serve as jury president, while architect Gae Aulenti, director Gab...

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    "Fifty Dead Men Walking" to Take U.S.

    U.S. rights to writer/director Kari Skogland's thriller "Fifty Dead Men Walking," starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess ("21") has been picked up by Phase 4 Films. The company, which is the new theatrical, DVD and television distribution company founded by former Peach Arch Home Entertainment p...

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