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    QuickShots | Mill Valley Lineup, Herzog's "Rogue" Film School, More

    Mill Valley Film Festival announces lineupThe Mill Valley Film Festival, to take place October 8-18, has announced a line up of 143 films from 41 countries, including 24 premieres, for its 2009 edition. The festival will open with "The Boys Are Back," directed by Scott Hicks ("a wryly confessional tale of fatherhood that evokes the wonders of family life") as well as Lee Daniels' "Precious," and is set to close with Jean-Marc Vallé's "The Young Victoria," starring Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria, and Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric." In addition, the festival will honor actors Anna Karina, Uma Thurman, and Woody Harrelson, with screenings of thei...

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    Venice Winner "Lebanon" Heads To U.S.

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all US rights to Samuel Moaz's Israeli film "Lebanon," winner of the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion. Maoz's first feature film, it was a co-production between Metro Communications and Ariel Films and produced by David Silber, Ilann Gerard and Benjamina Mirnik...

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    Toronto Deal: "Art" Stolen For New Sundance Label

    The North American rights to Don Argott's "The Art of the Steal" have been acquired by Rainbow Media (which owns IFC Films) for its new theatrical and video-on-demand label Sundance Selects. The announcement comes 10 days after the film premiered to considerable acclaim at the 2009 Toronto Internat...

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    Box Office: Is the "Star" Stellar?

    After a promising mid-week debut, Jane Campion's "Bright Star" dimmed a bit over its opening weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film - which marks the first film from Apparition, the new film distribution outfit from former Picturehouse chief Bob Berney a...

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    Cook Leaves Disney; Depp Speaks Out

    Cook Leaves Disney; Depp Speaks Out

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    QuickShots | "The Cove" at Tokyo, IDFA Selects Opener, Variety to Charge for Site

    22nd Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Lineup

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    QuickShots | Henry Gibson, Oprah & Mendes, San Sebastian Kicks Off

    Henry Gibson, "Laugh-In" Regular, Loses Fight with Cancer

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    SPWAG Conquers TIFF's "Defendor" for U.S. and Other Territories

    U.S. and most international rights to writer/director Peter Stebbings' "Defendor" starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas and Sandra Oh have been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group. The film made its world premiere over the weekend at the Toronto International Film ...

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    Kino Takes "Dogtooth" Out of Toronto

    Kino International has signed a distribution deal with MK2 to release Yorgos Lanthimos’ "Dogtooth," currently screening at the Toronto International Film Festival and winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section.

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    QuickShots | Jim Carroll, Toronto Hard Times, Schamus at London

    "Basketball Diaries" Scribe Jim Carroll Dies at 60

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