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    Elephant Eye Stampedes Sundance Winner "Maid" for Autumn

    North American distribution rights to director Sebastian Silva's 2009 Sundance winner, "La Nana" (The Maid) have been acquired by Elephant Eye Films, the company's Kim Jose and David Robinson announced today. The film will make its theatrical premiere in the fall. Jose and Robinson negotiated the di...

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    International Deal for New Obama Doc

    Amy Rice & Alicia Sams' documentary about the new U.S. President, "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" (working title), has secured an international deal with Sony. All international media rights and domestic home entertainment rights (minus U.K. television) have been acquired by Sony Pictu...

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    Ashland Fest Fetes "Paper" and "Dorothy"

    "Paper Covers Rock" won a slew of awards last weekend at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, which took place April 2 - 6. The film, directed by Joe Maggio, won the jury award for best feature, Ashland's John C. Schweiger Audience Award for dramatic feature in addition to nods for best cinematogr...

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    Tribeca To Close "In Ruins"

    The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that Donald Petrie's "My Life in Ruins" will close the festival on May 3, 2009 at the BMCC TPAC in lower Manhattan. The film, a Fox Searchlight Pictures release, stars Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch, and Harland Williams, and will open nationwid...

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    "Garden" and "Broadway" Take Top Florida Fest Prizes

    Sean Baker's "Prince of Broadway" won the jury prize for best narrative feature feature at the recent Florida Film Festival, which took place near Orlando, FL March 27 - April 5. FFF's jury award for best documentary went to Scott Hamilton Kennedy's "The Garden," while "Poundcake" by Rafael Monserra...

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    GC Corp, Killer To Produce "Betsy and the Emperor"; Pacino To Star

    GC Corporation, the VC fund headed by New York financiers Adi Cohen and Joseph Grinkorn, in association with Killer Films' Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, have concluded a deal to buy and co-produce "Betsy and The Emperor," based on a novel by Staton Rabin. John Curran ("The Painted Veil") is a...

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    Overture Has "Paper Heart"

    Overture Films has announced that it will be distributing and marketing "Paper Heart," winner of the Waldo Salt Award for best screenplay at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Nicholas Jasenovec and co-written/starring Charlyne Yi alongside Michael Cera, combines elements of d...

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    "Blossoms" Wins Cleveland's Audience Award

    The 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival, which ran March 19-29, has announced its festival winners. The festival, which saw a 27% increase in attendance over last year featured 68 sold-out screenings from 143 feature films.

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    "Dandelion," "Necessities" Lead Sonoma Fest Winners

    The 12th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival has announced the winners of its competition tonight. This year's Festival featured more than 75 films including features, documentaries and short films from 22 countries. Check out Mike Jones' recap of the fest here.

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