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    SXSW Unveils '09 Line up

    The SXSW Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) unveiled its 2009 line up, with 108 features slated to screen over nine days (March 13 - 21) in Austin, Texas. As previously revealed, the festival will open with "I Love You, Man," directed by John Hamburg and starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida ...

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    Oscilloscope Picks Up "Walker"

    Stephen Kijak's "Scott Walker: 30 Century Man," the documentary about one of the most influential figures in rock history, has been acquired by Oscilloscope for North America. The doc is currently playing in theaters in select cities and Oscilloscope will release the film on DVD and VOD this summer...

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    Danny Boyle Takes DGA Award

    "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Oscar precursor streak tonight as Danny Boyle took home his first Directors Guild of America Award at a ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Rather expectedly, Boyle beat out "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"'s David Fincher, "Milk...

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    Weekend Estimates: "Melancholy," "Class" Lead; Oscar Contenders Struggle

    IFC Films' one-screen debut of Barry Jenkins' "Medicine For Melancholy" narrowly led all per-theater-averages this weekend, according to estimates provided this afternoon by Rentrak. Its $14,700 haul from New York's IFC Center became the best opening for a 2009 limited release so far, and beat out L...

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    BAFTAs To Shake Up Voting Process

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    "Panda" Sweeps Annies, "WALL-E" Snubbed

    "Kung Fu Panda" dominated the 36th annual Annie Awards Friday night, shockingly winning every feature-related category at the expense of heavy favorite "WALL-E." "Panda" even managed additional wins for its videogame and "Secrets of the Furious Five," a short film made for the film's DVD release. ...

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    "Slumdog" Takes USC Scripter

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    Samuel Goldwyn Has "Cold Souls"

    Sophie Barthes' "Cold Souls," which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The distributor took all U.S. rights to the film, which stars Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson and David Strathairn. The film placed among the most well-received films at the f...

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    "Seven," "Breathless" and "Rosary" Win Tigers In Rotterdam

    During the IFFR 2009 Awards Ceremony Friday in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the winning films of the 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to Iran's "Be Calm and Count to Seven" (Aram bash va ta haft beshmar), directed by Ramtin Lavafipour...

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    Outfest Unveils "Fusion"

    Outfest has announced the line-up for Fusion 2009: The Sixth Annual Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, a three-day program of films, panels, workshops, and parties. The festival of screenings and events will kick-off on Friday, March 6 with the annual Opening Night Gala shorts program-- a program of short films that includes award-winning short, "La Corona" and "The Young and Evil," an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The festival will close on Saturday, March 7 with the Los Angeles premiere of "Pedro," written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by Nick Oceano. "Fusion h...

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