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    Cannes Market: 70mm Doc 'Samsara' Sells to Canada, Australia and New Zealand; Oscilloscope Has U.S.

    "Samsara," documentarian Ron Fricke's follow-up to "Baraka," was shot over five years on five continents on 70mm film. eOne Canada acquired rights to the film, which will be released in the US by Oscilloscope and in Germany by Busch Media Group on August 24.

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    Student Academy Award Winners Announced

    U.S. winners of the 39th annual Student Academy Awards are in: ten students from nine schools have been chosen in Alternative, Animation, Documentaries and Narrative categories.

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    Cari Beauchamp Named Resident Scholar at Mary Pickford Foundation

    Film historian Cari Beauchamp has been appointed Resident Scholar of the Mary Pickford Foundation. Newly appointed Director of Archive, Elaina Archer, and Beauchamp will help the Foundation to establish an online clearing house and research center for the videos, writings, photos, film clips and oth...

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    Cohen Media Group to Release Italian Oscar-Entry 'Terraferma' (video)

    "Terraferma," Italy's 2011 Oscar entry, will be released in the US by Cohen Media Group, which recently released "The Lady," and will open "Farewell, My Queen" July 13.

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    Cannes Market: Cassavetes Goes Gritty for Kristen Stewart's 'Cali'; Plot Revolves Around Faux Snuff Film

    Nick Cassavetes, known best for delivering one of the greatest chick flicks ever -- "The Notebook" -- is back to some grittier material; the "Alpha Dog" director is set to helm "Cali," reports Variety. Kristen Stewart will star (and co-exec produce) as one of a pair of ...

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    Sundance Institute Announces Directors and Screenwriters Lab Participants for 2012

    Congrats to the thirteen projects taken on for this summer's Sundance Institute annual Directors and Screenwriters Labs, which is held May 28 - June 28 at Robert Redford's Sundance Resort in Utah. Countries represented include the United States, Italy, Romania, Australia, Algeria, France, Chile an...

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    Jolie Joined by Fanning, Copley, Richardson, Staunton, Manville, Cranham, Riley & Eisley for Disney's 'Maleficent'

    Disney's "Maleficent" has rounded out its cast. Joining Angelina Jolie are...

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    Academy Boosts Film Preservation with Film-to-Film Initiative

    In a welcome move in response to the takeover of digital technology and the reduced availability of film stock, the Academy is extending the reach of their film preservation efforts. Their $2 million Film-To-Film project will accelerate the work of their Academy Film Archive to both acquire and crea...

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    'Catfish' Duo Joost & Schulman Tackle 'Monkey Wrench Gang' Adaptation with 'Bona Fide Stupidity'

    "The Monkey Wrench Gang," an adaptation of the 1975 Edward Abbey novel, will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (the pair behind "Catfish," "Paranormal Activity 3" and the upcoming "Paranormal Activity 4"). Edward Pressman will produce w...

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    Schwarzenegger Will Be Back with Open Road's 'Ten'; David Ayer to Direct

    Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in "Ten," with directer David Ayer at the helm. Open Road takes US distribution rights to the film, which will be finance by QED International. The action thriller is penned by Skip Woods ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), and follows an elite DEA task force that deals wit...

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