Amazon Studios to Start Making Films That Will Skip Theatrical Release

Amazon Studios made waves at the Sundance Film Festival last month where they scooped up distribution rights to a number of high-profile films, but it appears as though Amazon may be making a ...

Jennifer Salke On Amazon’s Film Future, Sundance Deals & The Late Night Selfie That Won Her ‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’

In an unprecedented Sundance Film Festival deal haul for a single distributor, Amazon Studios gave the clearest indication of its movie future by paying a record near $50 million for five films. The ...

2019 Writers Guild Awards: WGA is limited as guidepost to predicting Oscars

2019 Writers Guild Awards: WGA is limited as guidepost to predicting Oscars Don’t look for “The Favourite” to win at the WGA Awards on Sunday (Feb. 17). Only scripts written under the guild’s guidelines or those of several international partners are allowed to vie for these ...

Amazon Could Release Those Big Sundance Film Buys to Prime Video Subscribers Much Sooner

Amazon made quite a mark on this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Spending more than $41 million on four major scripted films — Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” Scott Z. Burns’ “The Report,” “Brittany Runs ...

The Best Romantic Comedies of the Last 10 Years — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. This week’s question: What is the best romantic comedy of the last 10 years? Ken Bakely ...

Hotel Mumbai Is Inspired By the Very Real 2008 Terror Attacks - Here Are the Facts

After receiving glowing reviews from critics at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, Hotel Mumbai will soon drop in American theaters this March. Starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, the ...

Billy Eichner Teams With Judd Apatow, Nick Stoller for Romantic Comedy

Billy Eichner Teams With Judd Apatow, Nick Stoller for Romantic Comedy Billy Eichner is teaming up with Judd Apatow and Nick Stoller in a romantic comedy for Universal. Eincher will star in the movie and co-write the screenplay with Stoller, who will direct. Apatow will ...

Nick Stoller To Direct Romantic Comedy Starring Billy Eichner, With Judd Apatow Producing

Nick Stoller To Direct Romantic Comedy Starring Billy Eichner, With Judd Apatow Producing Exclusive: Three-time Emmy nominee Billy Eichner will write and star in an untitled romantic comedy which is set up at Universal. Neighbors director Nick Stoller will direct and co-produce under his ...

Critics' Debate: What Is a "Sundance Movie"? 2019 Edition Broadens the Picture

Critics' Debate: What Is a Jon Frosch Now that we’re recovering from the whirlwind of screenings, schlepping and sleep deprivation that is the Sundance Film Festival, let’s look back. The question frequently posed among friends ...

At Sundance 2019, Next Year’s Oscar Prospects Lie in the Documentaries

At Sundance 2019, Next Year’s Oscar Prospects Lie in the Documentaries When Sundance Film Festival programmers assembled the most diverse selection of features and documentaries in their history, they weren’t thinking about big buys or awards appeal. Nevertheless, a ...

At Sundance 2019, Next Year’s Oscar Prospects Lie in the Documentaries

At Sundance 2019, Next Year’s Oscar Prospects Lie in the Documentaries When Sundance Film Festival programmers assembled the most diverse selection of features and documentaries in their history, they weren’t thinking about big buys or awards appeal. Nevertheless, a ...

Hotel Mumbai Is Inspired By the Very Real 2008 Terror Attacks - Here Are the Facts

After receiving glowing reviews from critics at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, Hotel Mumbai will soon drop in American theaters this March. Starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, the ...

Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson Comedy Gets 2020 Release Date

Universal Pictures has given a prime summer release date of June 19, 2020, to Pete Davidson’s untitled semi-autobiographical comedy from director Judd Apatow. The studio made the announcement Friday, ...

SNL's Pete Davidson Teaming Up with Judd Apatow for an Autobiographical Comedy

Judd Apatow has been out of the movie directing game for the last few years, as he has focused on some TV projects. The last big screen direction we saw from him was the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy, ...

Amazon Rules Sundance, Spending $41 Million as Traditional Distributors Lie Low

“That’s a great Netflix movie,” said one premium cable executive of “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” a scruffy New York comedy based on rookie writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s best friend, an ...

Amazon Rules Sundance, Spending $41 Million as Traditional Distributors Lie Low

Amazon Rules Sundance, Spending $41 Million as Traditional Distributors Lie Low “That’s a great Netflix movie,” said one premium cable executive of “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” a scruffy New York comedy based on rookie writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s best friend, an ...

Amazon Studios Wins ‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’ In $14 Million Sundance Deal

Exclusive: Amazon Studios is closing another breathtaking Sundance film deal. After another all-night auction, Amazon is nearing the finish line on a $14 million world rights deal for Brittany Runs A ...

Pete Davidson Teams With Judd Apatow for Semi-Autobiographical Comedy

Pete Davidson Teams With Judd Apatow for Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Pete Davidson will star in an untitled semi-autobiographical comedy from director Judd Apatow. The Universal Pictures film is written by Apatow, Davidson, and Dave Sirus. Davidson, who grew up in ...

How Indie Films Can Find Success in Theaters

Indie films can still succeed in theaters, but producers and directors must be more creative in selling their films and cooking up stories that will resonate with audiences. That’s the takeaway from ...

Sundance Shocker: Big-Money Acquisitions Take Indie Film Market by Surprise

Sundance Shocker: Big-Money Acquisitions Take Indie Film Market by Surprise This year’s Sundance Film Festival is taking Hollywood insiders by surprise as several distributors have gone on pricey spending sprees, with films flying off the shelves faster than festival goers ...

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