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  • Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?

    Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?
    The AFI Fest's opening night gala might be the award season's equivalent of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Consider the quartet of movies that have christened the Hollywood film festival the last four years -- "Love & Other Drugs," "J. Edgar,"...
  • At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling

    At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling
    "A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York...
  • AFM: Nicolas Cage's 'The Trust' Bought by Saban for North America

    Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to the crime thriller "The Trust," starring Nicolas Cage. The deal was closed Thursday at AFM. Production will start in the first quarter in Las Vegas. Siblings Alex and Ben Brewer are...
  • AFM: Freestyle Sets 'Zombeavers' Release Date (EXCLUSIVE)

    The zombie beavers are heading to U.S. theaters and VOD on March 20. In an early deal at the American Film Market, Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired theatrical and VOD rights to "Zombeavers," which debuted at the Berlin Film...
  • Movies to see between now and New Year's

    Movies to see between now and New Year's
    Now we're cooking. Finally, the fruits of the international film festival circuit are being delivered all over the place, just in time for awards season, formerly known as "winter." Now is the time we learn if the rapturous reception for Bennett Miller'...
  • Tribeca Film to Release Venice Award Winner 'Still Life'

    Tribeca Film, the New York-based distributor loosely affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival, has picked up North American rights to "Still Life," the Uberto Pasolini film that premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival. Starring Eddie Marsan ("Happy-...
  • Frances McDormand embraces abrasive 'Olive Kitteridge'

    A middle-aged man surprises his wife with a card for Valentine's Day: "To My Darling Wife," it reads. Hours later, he finds it in the garbage beneath a pile of kitchen scraps and, understandably hurt, looks to his wife for explanation. "I already read...
  • Billion Dollar Composer: Alexandre Desplat Has Ears of World's Top Auteurs

    It all started a little over 10 years ago, when "Girl With a Pearl Earring" opened and everyone who heard its haunting, magical waltz theme asked, "Wow, who wrote that?" The "who," as everyone in the business knows by now, is French composer Alexandre...
  • AFM: Investors on the Hunt for Worthwhile Product

    Speaking recently at the Zurich film festival, Los Angeles entertainment lawyer Lindsay Conner declared, "It's a golden age for film finance." Strong box office, stable TV revenues and the rise of VOD, combined with low returns elsewhere, are bringing...
  • Stockholm Festival Kicks Off 25th Edition

    Some 201 films from 60 countries make the 25th edition of Stockholm Film Festival the biggest so far. Unspooling through Nov. 16, the festival is honoring Uma Thurman, Mike Leigh and recent Golden Lion winner Roy Andersson. The Stockholm Film Festival...
  • Stockholm Fest: Helmer Mikael Marcimain Talks Film

    After helming critically acclaimed Swedish miniseries including "How Soon Is Now" and "The Laser Man," Mikael Marcimain made his debut feature with "Call Girl," winning the debut prize in Toronto in 2012 and 11 Swedish Guldbagge nominations, and also...