New Indie Distributor Adopt Films Acquires Doc ‘The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye’

By | Wednesday September 7, 2011 @ 11:00am PDT

October Films co-founder Jeff Lipsky and former exhibitor Tim Grady have started an indie distribution company, called Adopt Films. The pair will hit the Toronto Film Festival this week to announce their first pickup, Marie Losier’s The Ballad of Genesis Read More »

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MPAA Upholds ‘R’ Rating On Holocaust Doc

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: When filmmakers appeal ratings and try to measure themselves against ratings given other films, the MPAA generally refuses to engage in those comparisons. So the MPAA ratings board today shot down an appeal by Oscilloscope Laboratories to rescind the “R” rating given the Holocaust documentary A Film Unfinished. It was upheld in a just-concluded appeals hearing by a 12-3 vote. Oscilloscope, the indie distribution company founded by Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, acquired the film at Sundance. He expressed outrage earlier this week when told that the film got an R rating for “disturbing images of Holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity.” Oscilloscope’s appeal today included an impassioned argument by director Yael Hersonski to judge the nudity in the film from a historical and educational standpoint. Read More »

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Click To Help ‘Twelve’s Standing In Popularity Clique

Mike Fleming

If indie distributor Hannover House’s CEO Eric Parkinson has his way, the Joel Schumacher-directed Twelve will not only stir box office when it opens Friday, it will also be popular on the IMDB.com website. And since entry to that … Read More »

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Apparition Restructures With 60% Staff Cut

Mike Fleming

UPDATE 12:13 PM: Apparition just made official its restructuring plans after Deadline broke the story.

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Pohlad has begun the first phase of restructuring Apparition, apparition_logothe indie distribution company that was thrown into disarray when co-founder Bob Berney exited in bombshell fashion just before the Cannes Film Festival. The first step is painful: 60%, or approximately 15 staffers were informed moments ago they are being let go and receiving severance packages. Last day for those staffers is this Friday. Read More »

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