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Tribeca picks up North American rights to ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ at Sundance

Tribeca picks up North American rights to ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ at Sundance

Park City, UT — Tribeca’s distribution arm, Tribeca Film announced Friday it has acquired North American rights to Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut “Misery Loves Comedy.” The film premiered the same day at the Sundance Film Festival. The Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures production is written by Pollak and John Varhous, and produced by Becky Newhall, […]

‘Farah Goes Bang’ writer/director awarded Norah Ephron Prize at Tribeca

‘Farah Goes Bang’ writer/director awarded Norah Ephron Prize at Tribeca

NEW YORK — First-time writer/director Meera Menon (“Farah Goes Bang”) took home the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize at the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday. Menon was selected out of eight 2013 TFF filmmakers to receive a cash prize of $25,000 for work and talent that embody the spirit and vision of Ephron. “We’re […]

Focus Features picks up Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Focus Features picks up Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

NEW YORK — Focus Features has picked up the domestic and Latin American distribution rights to Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Dallas Buyers Club,” Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus president Andrew Karpen said Tuesday. currently in post-production, has been acquired by Focus Features for domestic theatrical release in the second half of 2013. The company has also acquired […]

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion, plans ‘Star Wars 7’ for 2015

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion, plans ‘Star Wars 7’ for 2015

Burbank, CA – The Walt Disney Company agreed Tuesday to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100 percent owned by Chairman and founder, George Lucas. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on Oct. 26, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with […]

Kelly Marcel to write screenplay for adaptation of ‘Fifty Shads of Grey’

Kelly Marcel to write screenplay for adaptation of ‘Fifty Shads of Grey’

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, October 8, 2012—Universal Pictures and Focus Features today announced that Kelly Marcel will write the screenplay to the highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will produce the film based on E L James’ #1 Bestselling book, alongside James. The announcement was made by […]

Online critics announce nominees for 2011 OFCS Awards

Online critics announce nominees for 2011 OFCS Awards

“The Tree of Life”, Terrence Malick’s exploration of suburban family life in the 1950’s, received seven nominations for the 15th Annual Online Film Critics Society awards. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Malick), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. Joining […]

Homicide investigators reopen Natalie Wood case

Homicide investigators reopen Natalie Wood case

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is reopening its investigation into the death of Natalie Wood, authorities said Thursday. The Academy Award-nominated actress, known for her roles in “West Side Story” and “Rebel Without a Cause” drowned in 1981 while boating near Catalina Island, Calif. Even though the autopsy report shows she […]

Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to join Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to join Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Quentin Tarantino is wasting no time filling out the cast for his latest project “Django Unchained.” Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest actor set to sign on to the slavery revenge flick, which already boasts an impressive cast of Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. The story centers on a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) who […]

Johnny Depp to play Dr. Seuss in live-action feature

Johnny Depp to play Dr. Seuss in live-action feature

After starring as the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland,” Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie in “Finding Neverland,” it seems only logical for Johnny Depp to take on one of the most iconic figures in all of children’s literature — Dr. Seuss. THR reports that Depp will […]

Raoul Ruiz, legendary Chilean filmmaker, dead at 70

Raoul Ruiz, legendary Chilean filmmaker, dead at 70

Raoul Ruiz, the celebrated, prolific, Chilean-born filmmaker has died. He was 70. Ruiz, not known for a specific standout film, was rather known for his vast catalog of more than 100 innovative, experimental works, which shirked cinematic conventions in favor of the surreal, the satirical and the strange. Ruiz died Friday in Paris from complications […]

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