Fox Searchlight has acquired the Terrence Malick-directed The Tree of Life from Bill Pohlad’s River Road Entertainment. Though the film might be an awards season magnet with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn starring, the distributor is flush with those kinds of films already, and will release in 2011. At the Toronto International Film Festival, Searchlight will fete 127 Hours, Black Swan, Conviction and Never Let Me Go.
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By MIKE FLEMING JR | Thursday September 9, 2010 @ 9:24am PDTTags: Bill Pohlad, Bill Pohlad Apparition, Bob Berney, Brad Pitt, Fox Searchlight, Nancy Utley, River Road Entertainment, Sean Penn, Stephen Gilula, Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life, Tom Ortenberg Consultant
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Tuesday September 7, 2010 @ 5:07pm PDTTags: Apparition, Apparition Staffers Let Go, Bill Pohlad, Bill Pohlad Apparition, Bob Berney, Indie Films, Terrence Malick, Tom Ortenberg, Tree of Life
In a pre-Toronto blow to the indie film community, Bill Pohlad’s Apparition has let go almost the entire staff that hadn’t been laid off in July. That means about 8 staffers have followed the original cut of about 15 staffers. …