In Cannes today, Brian and I missed the screening of Atom Egoyan‘s latest to join other reporters at the media briefing to launch Picturehouse, Bob Berney‘s new company formed by HBO and New Line. As I write this, I am sitting in the Salle de Press of the Palais, awaiting the press conference for the company’s first release, the competition entry “Last Days”. Gus Van Sant’s film, which I blogged about recently after seeing it in New York, will be celebrated tonight at a late night bash. Its an exciting moment to watch the launch of a major new company (born from the remnants of the former Fine Line Features), re-built from the ground up.
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