Sundance Film Festival: New Video Acquires ‘The Flaw’ Documentary

Sundance Film Festival: New Video Acquires ‘The Flaw’ Documentary

New Video announced that the Company has acquired THE FLAW , a new documentary directed by British filmmaker David Sington (In the Shadow of the Moon) which made its U.S. premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and will be released under New Video’s Docurama Films brand later this year. The film’s title was inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan’s acknowledgment that he’d found a flaw in his model of how the world […]

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter

Sony Pictures Classics announced that they have acquired the rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Take Shelter. The film is written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Shotgun Stories) and stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon and Kathy Baker. The film is in dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Take Shelter is produced by Tyler Davidson under his Strange Matter Films banner, and Sophia […]

Sundance Film Festival: Lionsgate Acquires Lee Tamahori’s thriller ‘The Devil’s Double’

Sundance Film Festival: Lionsgate Acquires Lee Tamahori’s thriller ‘The Devil’s Double’

Lionsgate has reportedly closed the deal for North American rights on Lee Tamahori’s thriller ‘The Devil’s Double’ where premiered at 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film centers on Dominic Cooper’s breakout role as Uday Hussein and his body double Latif Yahia. The cast also includes Ludivine Sagnier, Mimoun Oaissa, Raad Rawi, and Philip Quast Based on actual events, The Devil’s Double recounts the remarkable tale of Latif Yahia, an Iraqi army lieutenant who was summoned […]

Sundance Film Festival: IFC Films Acquires romantic thriller PERFECT SENSE

Sundance Film Festival: IFC Films Acquires romantic thriller PERFECT SENSE

IFC Films announced from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival that the company is acquiring North American rights to director David Mackenzie’s romantic thriller PERFECT SENSE, which had its world premiere in the Premieres section this week. Directed by Sundance alum Mackenzie (who was at the festival in 2009 with Spread), with a screenplay by Kim Fupz Aakeson, the film reunites Mackenzie with star Ewan McGregor (who he directed in the critically acclaimed Young Adam).  The […]

Sundance Film Festival: IFC Films and Sony Pictures Acquire ‘Salvation Boulevard’

Sundance Film Festival: IFC Films and Sony Pictures Acquire ‘Salvation Boulevard’

IFC Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) announced from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival that the companies are partnering to acquire North American rights to George Ratliff’s ‘Salvation Boulevard’, which premiered this week in the festival’s Premieres section. The film, with a screenplay by Ratliff (whose previous films include Hell House and Joshua) and Doug Max Stone, based on the novel by Larry Beinhart, stars Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear, Jim […]

Sundance Film Festivals: IFC | Sundance Selects Acquires documentary ‘These Amazing Shadows’ about The National Film Registry

Sundance Film Festivals: IFC | Sundance Selects Acquires documentary ‘These Amazing Shadows’ about The National Film Registry

The documentary ‘These Amazing Shadows’ about The National Film Registry, was picked up by IFC under their new banner, “Sundance Selects.”  IFC will make These Amazing Shadows available via VOD beginning January 22 (the date of the World Premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival) for 30 days. It will be available in approximately 40 million homes on most major cable systems including Bright House, Comcast, Cablevision, Cox, and Time Warner Cable. After the 30 […]

Sundance Film Festival: Motion Film Group Acquires Rashaad Ernesto Green’s debut feature Gun Hill Road

Sundance Film Festival: Motion Film Group Acquires Rashaad Ernesto Green’s debut feature Gun Hill Road

Motion Film Group, Inc., a newly formed independent film venture from entertainment financier Fotis Georgiadis, has acquired the worldwide sales and distribution rights to writer/director Rashaad Ernesto Green’s debut feature Gun Hill Road, which premiered to a sold-out crowd and standing ovation at Sundance on Monday, January 24 in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The coming-of-age drama set in The Bronx stars Esai Morales (“Caprica,” “NYPD Blue”), Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”), and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Cedar Rapids, […]

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Jury Prizes in Short Filmmaking

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Jury Prizes in Short Filmmaking

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival announced the jury prizes in shorts filmmaking and gave honorable mentions based on outstanding achievement and merit. The 2011 Short Film jurors are Barry Jenkins (director, writer, Medicine for Melancholy); Kim Morgan (Film and Culture writer, Sunset Gun, The Hitlist) and Sara Bernstein (Vice president, HBO Documentary films; supervising producer, Baghdad ER, White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded […]

Berlinale 2011: Panorama Programme Now Complete

Berlinale 2011: Panorama Programme Now Complete

This year Berlin International Film Festival Panorama is presenting 16 feature films in its main programme, 14 in Panorama Special, 20 works in its Panorama Dokumente series and three supporting films. They are from 29 countries, 27 of which are screening as world premieres, 12 are directorial debuts. Opening films of the main programme, Panorama Special and Panorama Dokumente The main programme will open on February 10 in CinemaxX 7 with Tomboy, French director Céline […]

Rendezvous to Debut in Atlanta

Rendezvous to Debut in Atlanta

Atlanta Businessman and Real Estate Investor, Duane Dixon of Imagery Films, will debut Rendezvous, his first of many feature films in Atlanta this spring. After watching the real estate market unravel, Dixon chose to diversify his business interests and pursue a lifelong dream of writing and directing his own film. Born in Queens in 1967, Dixon says at an early age he knew he wanted to be involved in entertainment. “My parents surrounded me with […]

10th LDS Film Festival, January 26-29, 2011 | Orem, Utah

10th LDS Film Festival, January 26-29, 2011 | Orem, Utah

The 2011 LDS Film Festival is scheduled for January 26-29, 2011, and will mark the 10th anniversary of the festival. It is also the 6th year the festival will take place at the historic Scera Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah. The festival features films from Mormon writers or directors or Mormon cultural themes and opens with the premiere of Michael Fisher’s “Midway to Heaven.” The schedule for the 10th LDS Film Festival 2011 […]