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    NEON Acquires Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor’

    If there’s one studio that will come out strong following the COVID-19 lockdown, it’s NEON. Just a few days ago, the studio acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the SXSW hit “She Dies Tomorrow” and followed it up yesterday with the domestic rights to “Pig” starring Nicolas Cage. Earlier this year, the studio made some […] More

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    Casey Affleck’s Directorial Effort ‘Light of My Life’ Picked Up by Saban Films

    Though he helmed the documentary/mockumentary “I’m Still Here” about his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck had never directed a narrative feature until recently. “Light of My Life,” his second effort behind the camera, had a debut at the Berlin Film Festival recently, getting some good notices. That caught the attention of Saban Films, who picked […] More

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    Netflix Acquires Malaysian Drama ‘Rise’

    Yesterday, Netflix saw a number of Academy Awards get added to their mantle, even if the big one eluded them. They also debuted a Teaser for Martin Scorsese‘s “The Irishman” during the Oscars. Today, they’re back at work focusing on 2019 titles. The streaming service has always had an eye for interesting foreign fare, making […] More

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    Jennifer Aniston to Play the President in Tig Notaro’s Netflix Political Comedy ‘First Ladies’

    If you blink, you’re likely to miss about a dozen new films dropping on Netflix. Initially the realm of ambitious original series and popular recent movies/shows, the streaming giant has made massive efforts to stack their shelves with original films. Barely a week goes by that a Netflix Original isn’t released on the series, if […] More

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    The Orchard Picks Up ‘All About Nina’

    Last month, we raved about Eva Vives‘ movie “All About Nina,” which was one of the big success stories of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. In our review, star Mary Elizabeth Winstead was called nomination worthy. Here’s a sample bit: “Blisteringly funny, unexpectedly emotional, and filled with justified anger, there’s a lot to say within […] More

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    Universal Acquires Jessica Chastain Spy Movie ‘355’

    In addition to being among the best actresses in the business, few are doing more for equal rights in Hollywood than Jessica Chastain. Besides being a voice for change in the industry, Chastain is putting her money where her mouth is. Not content to simply Tweet and wear pins at awards shows, the talented actress […] More

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    Netflix Acquires Maggie Gyllenhaal Drama, ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

    Netflix announced on Thursday that they have acquired all rights in the US and Canada for the film, “The Kindergarten Teacher.” The drama premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. Director Sara Colangelo won the Directing Award for US Dramatic Feature. In “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as the eponymous teacher, Lisa. Lisa is […] More

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    Sundance 2018: Saban Films Buys ‘Lizzie,’ Will Partner with Roadside Attractions on Theatrical Release

    Saban Films won a competitive bidding war for “Lizzie,” the drama about Lizzie Borden and the unsolved 1892 murder of her parents. The film premiered earlier this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny stars as Lizzie Borden. At age 32, Borden was tried for the murders […] More

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    Sundance 2018: MoviePass and The Orchard Partner in Acquisition of Festival Standout ‘American Animals’

    MoviePass Ventures is getting into the distribution game in a partnership with The Orchard. Together, the two have secured the rights for “American Animals.” The film premiered over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, quickly emerging as a festival favorite. It is the true story of four young men who attempt one of the […] More

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