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Exclusive: Universal Cuts The Cord With Critics On ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Exclusive: Universal Cuts The Cord With Critics On ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Universal Studios has just taken the film industry’s first step towards the edge of a cliff for film critics. In the wake of the onslaught of negative reviews prior to the opening of Fifty Shades of Grey in February 2015. Universal Pictures has now on its sequel decided to cut the cord with critics on […]

Sundance: The Orchard Acquires North American Rights To ‘Dina’

The Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner Dina has found US distribution as The Orchard acquires the documentary’s North American Rights. The Orchard is currently planning a fall release for Dina. This is the third acquisition made by The Orchard at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, following the company’s deals for The […]

Sundance: ‘Unrest’ Documentary Finds A Home At PBS

The Sundance Special Jury Prize Award winning documentary Unrest, directed by Jennifer Brea, has found a home as PBS acquires the docs US broadcast rights. Following a theatrical release, the documentary will be aired at the beginning of 2018 as part of the multiple-Emmy Award winning PBS series Independent Lens. Independent Lens airs on PBS […]

Sundance: Netflix Takes Rights To ‘Mudbound’ for $12.5 Million

A film that has had the Sundance Film Festival buzzing since its world premiere at the Eccles Theater on January 21st has sold for $12.5 Million. Netflix has collected the distribution rights for the US amongst others regions including England, Canada, Italy, South Africa, Iceland and others. Netflix’s domestic plan for Mudbound involves a theatrical […]

Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Snatches Up North American Rights To ‘Our Little Sister’

Sony Pictures Classics has preemptively acquired the North American distribution rights for drama ‘Our Little Sister’ (Umimachi Diary), before it’s premiere this afternoon, the film is part of the Cannes Film Festival’s official competition selection. The film focuses on three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika — they live together in a large house in the […]

The Weinstein Company Bordering On Deal to Keep ‘Grace of Monaco’

Once again ‘Grace of Monaco’, set to open the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, is in the headlines. However, things are finally starting to go the favour of the film as The Weinstein Co. is bordering on a deal to keep its rights to the picture and distribute the film stateside. From the moment the Grace […]

Weinstein Preparing To Drop Grace of Monaco Before Cannes

While opening the prestigious Cannes Film Festival is usually seen as an honor by the studios, in the way of the Weinstein company it has created an unexpected problem. The well known history of Harvey Weinstein, highlights his recutting of acquired films to crop them into awards contenders. Although the Weinstein Company is currently deciding […]

Magnolia Pictures Grabs Rights To White Bird in a Blizzard

Magnolia Pictures has announced this morning that they have acquired the North American rights to Shailene Woodley’s Sundance debuted ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’, adapted from Laura Kasischke’s novel, White Bird is a suspenseful drama with a terrific ensemble cast. Magnolia Pictures’ President, Eamonn Bowles commented on the rights acquisition saying “We are longtime admirers […]

Samuel Goldwyn & Paramount Home Media Take Rights To William H. Macy’s ‘Rudderless’

Academy Award winner William H. Macy’s directorial debut ‘Rudderless’, Starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne, has been acquired by Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn for North America distribution. The film which closed this years Sundance Film Festival in January centers on Sam a former high-profile advertising executive whose […]

Veronica Mars Backers To Receive Refund After Digital Download Glitches

Veronica Mars $35+ Kickstarter backers should have received a free digital download of the film. However, due to technical problems on Friday via the service provided by Flixster fans became rather angry when they attempted and couldn’t download the film. The director and creator Rob Thomas acknowledged the difficulties and has announced that the backers […]

IFC sets Release Date for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ‘God’s Pocket’

After debuting and being nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January, IFC Film have announced that the drama directed by John Slattery ‘God’s Pocket’ will receive a limited theatrical release on May 9, followed a week later by a VOD release. Slattery commented on the IFC acquisition and release […]

IFC Films Snatches Up Kristen Stewart’s ‘Camp X-Ray’

IFC Films announced Thursday that it has acquired the North American rights to Peter Sattler’s Sundance debuted Camp X-Ray. Sattler also wrote the film, which stars Kristen Stewart and which was produced by Gina Kwon and executive produced by Emmy Ellison, Lindsay Williams, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, David Gordon Green and Sophia Lin. Payman Maadi and Lane […]

Magnolia Snaps Up Rights To Sundance’s Roger Ebert Documentary ‘Life Itself’

Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to Life Itself, a documentary about the life of Roger Ebert directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters). A Kartemquin Films and Film Rites production in association with KatLei Productions, Life Itself premiered to critical acclaim […]

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Rights To Mark Ruffalo’s ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

Sony Pictures Classics have acquired North American, German, U.K., Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian distribution rights to the Sundance headliner ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’. Writer and Director Forbes commented on the deal saying “I am thrilled, Sony Pictures Classics consistently releases the movies I want to see. The film connected deeply with audiences at Sundance and […]

Sundance: Sony Pictures Gathers International Rights To ‘Whiplash’

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired rights to several international territories to this year’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival opening night feature film, Whiplash, starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. Territories acquired include the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Greece, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Latin America. Whiplash follows Andrew (Teller), a first-year college student […]