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    Lorber Heads "Home"

    The U.S. rights to Ursula Meier's "Home" - Switzerland's official entry for the 82nd Academy Awards - have been acquired by Lorber Films. Starring Isabelle Huppert, the film marks the second feature for Meier (after 2003's "Strong Shoulders"). It premiered in the Semaine de la Critique at the Canne...

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    Goldwyn to Bring "Life" to the U.S. in January

    U.S. theatrical rights to Brian Baugh's directorial debut "To Save a Life" have been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and will partner with Outreach Films and New Song Pictures to market, promote and publicize te film, which will be released on January 22, 2010. Meyer Gottlieb, President of Samuel ...

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    Colin Firth to be Feted at 25th Santa Barbara Film Fest

    Colin Firth will be honored with the "Outstanding Performance of the Year Award" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 13. The actor will be recognized for his role in Tom Ford's Toronto '09 feature, "A Single Man," which the Weinstein Company picked up in September.

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    After Challenging Year, Denver Film Festival Sets 2009 Event

    Continuing its run of high profile festival runs, Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" will open the 2009 Starz Denver Film Festival, launching a program that will screen over 200 films from 40 countries. Organizers have dubbed this year's event with the theme "Destination:...

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    "Fish Tank," "Moon" Lead British Indie Award Nods

    Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank" led the 12th annual British Independent Film Award nominations, which were announced today at Soho House in London. The film managed eight nominations, including best film, best director, best screenplay, and acting nods for Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing and Michael Fass...

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    Three Set For Rotterdam's 2010 Competition

    Ben Russell's "Let Each One Go Where He May," Anocha Suwichakornpong's "Mundane History" and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio's "To the Sea" have been announced as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The festival additionally announced that the 2010 festival j...

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    Box Office: "Antichrist" Scares Up Mild Numbers; "Amelia" Doesn't Quite Crash

    Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" finally got a chance to disturb the American moviegoing audience this weekend, and while it managed consistent sell-outs in New York City (where it had taken in a fantastic $26,000 from one screen by Saturday night), its overall six-market debut fell somewhat below expe...

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    U.S. Makes Formal Extradition Request for Polanski

    In a move that probably came as no surprise since his arrest in September, the U.S. has formally asked Switzerland to extradite director Roman Polanski on sex charges, Swiss officials said, according to BBC. Recently, the French/Polish director lost an appeal to be released on bail, with the Swiss j...

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    Is "Antichrist" Headed For Big Numbers This Weekend?

    Last night at New York's IFC Center, Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" completely sold out its midnight screening - with many people even getting turned away.

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    European Film Awards Set Animation Nominees

    The European Film Academy have announced the three nominations for the new award category for best animated feature film of 2009. The jury consisting of EFA Board Members Per Holst (producer, Denmark) and Antonio Saura (producer, Spain) as well as representatives of Cartoon, the European Association...

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