Wayne Blair makes a satisfying feature debut in this Vietnam-set tale of an Aborigine singing group entertaining American troops. Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take “The Sapphires,” the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already many … READ MORE

The Weinstein Company has acquired world rights and will screen the film at select festivals prior to a Sept 6 platform theatrical release. Shane Salerno, who most recently co-wrote Savages for Oliver Stone, directed Salinger and pulls together around 150 … READ MORE

Dimension Films is dipping their pen in INK AND BONE, a spec written by writer Zak Olkewicz. The spec, which was preemptively purchased, has been described as a horror thriller in the vein of Dimension’s hit film 1408. In the … READ MORE

‘The Sapphires’ Chronicles 4 Australian Singers in the 1960s “The Sapphires” tells the story of an all-female singing quartet on the way to stardom in the 1960s. As is usual in such tales, the group, known as the Cummeragunja Songbirds … READ MORE

Maybe they were reading our Premature Oscar Predictions? Just days after our series ended, looking way far at the horizon of next year’s potential Oscar nominees, The Weinstein Company has dated four films of their late fall awards season hopefuls. … READ MORE

The Weinstein Co. and producer Anant Singh (“The First Grader”) announced Friday that the company has acquired the North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” based on the legendary South African President Nelson … READ MORE

Vice-President Joe Biden’s office today tweeted this photo of him meeting with Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and actor Bradley Cooper. The duo, whose Oscar nominated movie is about people dealing with mental health issues, were in Washington … READ MORE

  The pact — valued at north of $30 million — gives Harvey Weinstein a potential YA franchise and is one of the biggest U.S. deals ever to come out of the annual film market in Berlin. BERLIN — Hoping … READ MORE

The director David O. Russell talks to Melena Ryzik about personal storytelling at the Ghetto Film School in the South Bronx.   Source:

Welcome to alternative History 101 with Professor Quentin Tarantino. In his last class, cataloged as Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino burned down the damn Third Reich, Hitler included. This time, with Django Unchained, he lines up slave traders so a black man … READ MORE