Cinemavault grabs 'Canvas' rights


TORONTO -- Canadian movie distributor Cinemavault Releasing International on Monday said it has acquired the international rights to U.S. filmmaker Joseph Greco's indie feature "Canvas," which stars Joe Pantoliano and Marcia Gay Harden.

Toronto-based Cinemavault Releasing will begin shopping the drama next month in Berlin. Greco wrote and directed the film based on his own childhood memories growing up with a schizophrenic mother.

"Canvas," shot in 2004 in Hollywood, Florida, picked up the audience award for best feature at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. It is Greco's feature film directing bow.

Producer credits on "Canvas" belong with Sharon Lane, Adam Hammel, Lucy Hammel, Joe Pantoliano and Bill Erfurth.

Other movies represented by Cinemavault Releasing include Steve Buscemi's "Interview," the Sienna Miller starrer based on an original film by the late Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh; "Spinning Into Butter," produced by and starring Sarah Jessica Parker; and Pieter Kuijpers's "Off Screen," a thriller starring Jan Decleir and Jeroen Krabbe.