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    Alamo Drafthouse's 2011 Rolling Roadshow: Best Texan Films in Iconic Locations, Posters (UPDATED)

    The state of Texas is the lucky host of Alamo Drafthouse's 2011 Rolling Roadshow during the month of June, in collaboration with Texas Monthly. The state's ten best films will screen (free) in iconic Texas locations. The films include The Searchers, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blood Simple, Hud, Re...

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    SnagFilms Launches 150 Free Documentaries on Roku

    SnagFilms announces its launch on Roku. A collection of 150 of Snag's award-winning docs are available to stream on the internet TV platform. Snag CEO Rick Allen says that SnagFilms is continuing to fulfill their "mission of creating virtual movie theaters wherever film fans have high-speed connecti...

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    Sundance Selects Takes Cannes Critics' Week Opener, The "Live Affirming" Declaration of War

    Declarations of War (La guerre est déclarée), which opened Cannes Critics' Week, has gone to Sundance Selects for U.S. distribution. Valérie Donzelli wrote, directed and stars in the film alongside Jérémie Elkaïm (who also co-wrote). Based on their own true love story, the movie follows Romeo and Ju...

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    Searchlight Loves He Loves Me, Little Miss Sunshine Team's Next Project with Dano, Kazan

    Little Miss Sunshine directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton's He Loves Me has been picked up by Fox Searchlight. Real life couple Zoe Kazan and Sunshine's Paul Dano will star: Crazy Heart star Jeff Bridges is being wooed to join them. Kazan also wrote the script. Here are more project details a...

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    The Academy Grants to Film Orgs and Schools Throughout the US

    The Academy is giving over $500,000 to film organizations and schools throughout the country as part of its annual Institutional and Internship Grants programs. Funds will go to film internships, job training, workshops, seminars, visiting artists programs and screenings. The money, says Grants Comm...

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    PGA Announces ProShow Competition Winners, To Get Exclusive Produced By Conference Access

    The Producers Guild of America announces the winners of its Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition, in conjunction with their Produced By Conference. The ProShow aims to "help film producers initiate business relationships, co-develop compelling projects and spearhead investment involving the prod...

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    Joe Pichirallo Named Chair of Undergrad Film & TV at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

    Joe Pichirallo, film producer and veteran studio executive, has been appointed as the chair of the Undergraduate Film & Television program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. He will be replacing Lamar Sanders this fall. TSOA Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell s...

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    Sony Wins International Rights to Tarantino's Django Unchained; Is Will Smith Locked In?

    Sony has landed international rights to Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, for which the writer-director is eyeing Will Smith. The Weinsteins have domestic rights. Smith is affiliated with Sony, which explains why Sony landed the prize despite Universal's success with Inglourious Basterds. With S...

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    UCLA's Festival of New Creative Work to Honor Snider, Bender, Cholodenko

    The 2011 UCLA TFT's (School of Theater, Film and Television) Festival of New Creative Work will honor DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider (Champion Spirit Award), producer Lawrence Bender (Vision Award) and director Lisa Cholodenko (Filmmaker of the Year Award). Recipients are chosen by students who vote w...

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    Teen Lesbian Romance Jack and Diane Goes to Magnolia, Stars Juno Temple and Riley Keough

    Distribution rights to Bradley Rust Gray's Jack and Diane -- currently in post -- have gone to Magnolia Pictures. The film stars Juno Temple (Atonement, Cracks), Riley Keough (The Runaways), Kylie Minogue and Cara Seymour, and features animation from the Brothers Quay and creature effects by Cremast...

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