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    Gore Verbinski and New Regency Bringing Graphic Novel 'Pyongyang' to Life

    New Regency has acquired "Pyongyang," set up at director Gore Verbinski’s Blind Wink transmedia banner which also produced "Rango." The film is about a young animator sent to North Korea who is then accused of espionage.

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    Music Box Has Plans for 'Le Weekend,' Starring Broadbent, Duncan and Goldblum

    Music Box Films has acquired all US rights to "Le Weekend," directed by Roger Michell ("Hyde Park on Hudson"). The film stars veteran Brit actor Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum.

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    San Francisco Film Society Boasts Four Award-Winning Films at Sundance 2013

    The San Francisco Film Society had a good year at the Sundance Film Festival. Four of the films that received significant funding from the society's Filmmaker360 program went on to win awards at the fest, including Dramatic Grand Jury prize winner "Fruitvale" by Ryan Coogler.

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    'Lincoln' Screenwriter Tony Kushner Honored with Writers Guild's Paul Selvin Award

    "Lincoln" screenwriter Tony Kushner will receive the Writers Guild's 2013 Paul Selvin Award, in recognition of his script that "best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere."

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    Sony Movie Channel Honors Black History Month with Tuesday Night Double-Features Showcasing Poitier, Freeman, Washington and Pryor

    In recognition of Black History Month, the Sony Movie Channel is dedicating its Tuesday night "Take Two" programming to films featuring African-American stars. The films in each double feature block are linked by actor -- Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier and Richard Pryor all get th...

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    Sundance 2012 Winner 'Valley of Saints' Goes to 108 Media / Paladin for Worldwide Rights

    108 Media/Paladin has picked up worldwide rights to "Valley of Saints," winner of Sundance 2012's Audience Award and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize. The film, directed by Musa Syeed, played over fifty major festivals around the world and is now nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for ...

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    Scandinavian Directors Form Creative Alliance for Six English-Language Films; Thomas Vinterberg and Lone Scherfig On Board

    Six Scandinavian directors, including Lone Scherfig ("An Education") and Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt"), have joined forces to form the co-op Creative Alliance. The alliance will serve as a development company for each director to make a film in English for the international marketplace.

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    Slamdance Winners 2013: 'Dirties,' 'Hank and Asha,' 'Bible Quiz,' 'My Name is Faith' and More

    Winners of the 19th Slamdance Film Festival are announced below. Audience and Grand Jury prizes were given to feature and short films at the Park City festival. Slamdance's Peter Baxter states, "We are pleased to be celebrating these extraordinary films from this year's truly powerful slate of vangu...

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    Michael Moore, In Defense of 'Zero Dark Thirty' - A Movie 'About How We Don't Listen to Women'

    There comes a point about two-thirds of the way through 'Zero Dark Thirty' where it is clear something, or someone, on high has changed. The mood at the CIA has shifted, become subdued. It appears that the torture-approving guy who's been president for the past eight years seems to be, well, gone.

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