EmptyhERE! SAYS 'I DO'
Here! Films has acquired worldwide distribution rights to "Saving Marriage," a documentary about gay marriage from producers/directors John Henning and Mike Roth. Regent Releasing will release the film in select cities Oct. 10 in an effort to defeat Prop. 8 in California.
HOFFMAN TO THE 'MAX'
Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined the voice cast of Aussie claymation project "Mary and Max," taking the lead role of Max, the film's backers said Wednesday. The movie details the story of pen pals — one living in Australia, the other in the U.S. — whose friendship grows over 20 years. The feature debut from writer-director Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs stars Toni Collette as Mary.
WARNER AT REALD
Kristina Warner has been named vp marketing at 3-D provider RealD. She was vp exhibitor relations at New Line Cinema.
Deepa Mehta's "Heaven on Earth" will open the Eighth Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, which runs Nov. 5-9 in New York at the Museum of Arts and Design, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Tribeca Cinemas.