Independent films

  1. Backbeat: Afropunk Festival Roars Back With Erykah Badu, Mos Def, TV On The Radio

    August 27, 2012 2:03 PM EDT TV On the Radio closes out the eighth Afro-punk Festival. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Around this time last year, Matthew Morgan , managing director of Afropunk LLC , thought the Afropunk Festival he dreamed up eight years ago was over for good. ...

  2. Firefly Director Talks Festival's Success, Looks Ahead to Next Year's Return to Delaware

    July 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Last weekend, the inaugural Firefly Festiva l put Delaware on the musical map, drawing an estimated audience of 30,000 people per day to the First State's first major music festival. Before the dust had completely settled on the Woodlands of ...

  3. David Lynch To Relaunch Website Thursday, Offer Music and Remixes

    March 09, 2011 8:31 PM EST David Lynch has redesigned his website to offer video "experiments," music recordings and remixes from 1976's "Eraserhead" through last year's double-sided single "Good Day Today"/"I Know." Lynch i ...

  4. MTV Slasher Pic Goes Social

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Will enough folks 'demand' such savagery? MTV is looking for a bit of the same magic that corporate sibling Paramount had with Paranormal Activity as it experiments with new distribution and marketing methods in the digital age. The cabl ...

  5. @SXSW: The Keys To Building and Monetizing Fanbases

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Building and monetizing fanbases can be done with simple tools and by thinking like a fan, said documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit at the SXSW panel, “Friends, Fans and Followers.” The panel was moderated by Scott Kirsner of the blog CinemaTech . ...

  6. R&B Briefs: Stevie Wonder, Akon, LeToya Luckett and More

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Stevie Wonder, Akon, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and Jesse McCartney are among the artists performing on the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) 31st annual "Evening of Stars" tribute to singer/songwriter Lionel Richie. The two-hour ...

  7. 'This Is It' Tops Weekend Box Office, Tallies $101 Million Worldwide

    November 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Michael Jackson's This Is It" pulled in $101 million worldwide in its first five days, and distributor Sony is extending the farewell performance film beyond its planned two-week run. The film was the No. 1 Halloween thriller domes ...

  8. Aronofsky, Mansell To Speak At Billboard Film/TV Music Conference

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Director Darren Aronofsky and composer Clint Mansell will speak about their award-winning film "The Wrestler" at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film/TV Music conference, to be held Nov. 13-14 at the Hotel Sofitel in Los Angeles. The pa ...

  9. 'The Tudors' Producer Links With Canada's Ole

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peace Arch Entertainment Group, the producers of Showtime's "The Tudors," signed a deal with Canadian music publisher Ole to administer the music rights to all of their film and television properties. Other titles in Peace Arch' ...

  10. Primary Wave Seals Horror Deal

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a marketing and publishing administration deal with Evolution Entertainment and its production arm, Twisted Pictures, producer of the "Saw" horror film series. Primary Wave will administer t ...

  11. Kemado Signs With RED

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal ends two-year relationship with Hollywood. Deal ends two-year relationship with Hollywood. News ...

  12. Comcast, IFC Create Day-and-Date VOD Destination

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Select films will get day-and-date theatrical and VOD release. Comcast Corporation and IFC Entertainment have signed a deal to create “IFC in Theaters,” a service providing on-demand independent films day-and-date with their theatrical release. Tw ...

  13. Lopez, Anthony To Star In Film 'El Cantante'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie slated for release in 2006. Movie slated for release in 2006. News ...

  14. Cinequest Launches DVD Label

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT San Jose, Calif.-based film festival Cinequest launched its own DVD label today (Sept. 14). The label will release films from its film festival, which takes place annually each March. This year's fest San Jose, Calif.-based film festival Cine ...

  15. Buena Vista To Distribute Corman Library

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 400 cult films included. Buena Vista Home Entertainment has acquired video distribution rights to the Roger Corman library of films. The deal, which includes rights to more than 400 cult films, will cover distribution in the U.S. and Can ...