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  • Cannes: Dogwoof Sells 'Advanced Style,' 'The Last Impresario'

    CANNES -- Dogwoof has inked a string of Cannes deals for "Advanced Style" and "The Last Impresario." All-rights deals for "Advanced Style," which is helmed by Lina Plioplyte and Ari Seth Cohen, were inked in Scandinavia and the Baltics with Non Stop...
  • Cannes 2014: 'The Rover,' shot in the scorching outback, chills the heart and soul

    Film directors fretting on the set is nothing new, but David Michod, whose "The Rover" will debut at the Festival du Cannes on Saturday, had a concern that was considerably out of the ordinary: "I worried," he says, "that the actors would die." Michod's...
  • Peabody Awards: Tom Brokaw Shines In Stellar Last Act

    Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News." Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like. Since gracefully handing...
  • Peabody Awards: Sundance Channel Spots Live Genius in Undead Series 'The Returned'

    It's hip to be undead these days, so it's difficult to find a fresh take on the zombie genre. Yet the Sundance Channel has done just that with the French series "The Returned," which is among this year's Peabody Award honorees. From creator Fabrice...
  • Versatile Rolls Out 'Abattoir,' 'Blind,' Picks Up 'Gente' (EXCLUSIVE)

    One-year-old Versatile, the Paris-based sales company headed by Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon, has closed a slew of sales on two flagship titles on its first-year slate: Supernatural thriller "Abattoir," helmed by Darren Lynn Bousman, director of "Saw II,...
  • Ti West on 'The Sacrament': 'Real Violence Is Scarier Than Zombies, Vampires and Ghosts'

    Some friends get together for a round of drinks, others for a game of pick-up. But for "The Sacrament" helmer Ti West and his merry band of collaborators, nothing beats coming together to make a movie. "If I'm not making a movie with [Joe Swanberg] at...
  • Former Xbox Exec Paul Davidson to Expand The Orchard into Film and TV

    The Orchard has turned to Paul Davidson to help the company grow its film and television distribution business. Davidson, a former executive at Microsoft's Xbox division as well as with traditional Hollywood ventures such as New Line Cinema, Fox, ABC,...
  • Ebert film 'Life Itself' premieres at Cannes

    Ebert film 'Life Itself' premieres at Cannes
    Despite a rare and aggravating 25-minute delay mid-screening, caused by a glitch with the digital projector housed by the Cannes Film Festival's Bunuel auditorium, "Life Itself" enjoyed a warm welcome Monday at the cinematic gathering visited, covered and...
  • Judith Nies' 'Unreal City' built on huge water, energy deals

    Judith Nies' 'Unreal City' built on huge water, energy deals
    The shady provenance of water and power is a familiar story in the West, recounted in works as varied as "Chinatown" and "City of Quartz." Judith Nies' sweeping new history of water, energy and thievery in the shaping of Las Vegas and the desert Southwest...
  • Netflix Adds 'E-Team' to Documentary Lineup, Hoping for Another Shot at Oscar

    Netflix has another Oscar hopeful in its quiver. The streaming-video service has acquired worldwide rights to "E-Team," a documentary about four Human Rights Watch workers who are the first-responders on the scene investigating abuse allegations in Syria...
  • 'True Detective's' Harrelson and McConaughey ... Butch and Sundance?

    'True Detective's' Harrelson and McConaughey ... Butch and Sundance?
    You loved them as bickering, brooding crime-solvers in "True Detective." Could Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson transfer that palpable chemistry to the other side of the law in a remake of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"? When we spoke...
  • 'Cold in July' turns up the pulp fiction heat with Texas tale

     'Cold in July' turns up the pulp fiction heat with Texas tale
    Only in Texas could the neo-noir of "Cold in July" be so believable. I say that as a fan of both the state and the style. This striking new entry in pulp fiction stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson in a tangled tale of crime and...