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  • Karlovy Vary Fest Director Karel Och on Testing the Audience and Looking Ahead

    It's been four years since Karel Och took over as artistic director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, during which time the fest's famously youthful audience has multiplied, while the programming has maintained its commitment to new voices and...
  • CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie 'Pride'

    CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy "Pride" two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It's planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an "irresistible crowdpleaser" in his...
  • 'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

    'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical
    The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage....
  • Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' to get Cinelicious Release

    HONG KONG - New specialty distributor Cinelicious Pics has picked up North American rights to "Gangs of Wasseypur," the contemporary crime epic by Indian auteur Anurag Kashyap. The two part film premiered in Cannes in 2012 in the festival's Directors'...
  • Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value

     Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value
    Based on a Nicholas Mosley novel adapted by Harold Pinter early in his screenwriting career (after a decade as a playwright), Joseph Losey's "Accident" shared the Grand Prize at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. The film was restored by the British Film...
  • Jolie, Depp perfect the art of celebrity-fan interaction

    Jolie, Depp perfect the art of celebrity-fan interaction
    So many things were shocking about Brad Pitt getting punched in the face by a deranged prankster at the Los Angeles premiere of "Maleficent" on May 28. The brazen, senseless hostility of the act, for one. Not to mention that the same self-described...
  • Cannes Winner Jean-Luc Godard's 'Goodbye to Language' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Jean-Luc Godard's 3D drama "Goodbye to Language," six weeks after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. "Goodbye to Language" was the co-winner of Cannes' Jury Prize with Xavier Dolan's "Mommy"...
  • Watch: Two Love Stories in First 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

    The first official trailer for "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" will transport you to "someplace good," as star Jessica Chastain puts it simply, before taking a turn for the worst. This groundbreaking take on an age-old love story, which marks Ned...
  • Music Box Acquires North American Rights To Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Standout 'Alleluia' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - Chicago-based arthouse distributor Music Box has acquired all North American rights to Belgian genre filmmaker Fabrice du Welz's gritty horror movie "Alleluia," a Cannes' Directors' Fortnight standout repped by SND. "Alleluia" stars Lola Duenas...
  • Lisandro Alonso Named Lincoln Center Filmmaker in Residence

    Argentine director Lisandro Alonso will be the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre's 2014 Filmmaker in Residence. A minimalist filmmaker whose narrative work has a documentary-like aesthetic, Alonso's most recent film was "Jauja" with...
  • DreamWorks Taps 'American Pie's' Weitz Brothers for 'Like Father, Like Son' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

    DreamWorks is moving ahead with its remake of Japanese child-swap drama "Like Father, Like Son," bringing on the writing team of Paul and Christopher Weitz. DreamWorks acquired English-language remake rights to "Like Father, Like Son" last year following...
  • Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' Gets Awards Season Release Date from Saban Films

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of "The Homesman," setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama,...