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Madison Wells Options Young Adult Mystery ‘This Golden State’

Madison Wells has optioned the rights to Marit Weisenberg’s young adult novel This Golden State. The Gigi Pritzker-led indie outfit is developing the mystery as a feature film, with Rachel Shane set to produce and Amanda Morgan Palmer set to executive produce. The book, which will be published by Flatiron Books on March 1, follows […]

Sundance Institute Names Ebs Burnough as Board Chair

Ebs Burnough has been elected to chair the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees, with Sean Bailey and Gigi Pritzker elected as vice-chairs. Burnough will replace Pat Mitchell, whose term as chair will expire in October 2021 after being named to the post in 2014. Mitchell and Ebs co-chair the CEO search committee, with Bailey and […]

Kenyan Director Wanuri Kahiu Tells Davos, “Buy Tickets” to Back Women Filmmakers

After Oscars' snub of female filmmakers for best director, Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu urged Davos delegates to buy cinema tickets to support women directing movies in Hollywood and worldwide.

‘Genius’ Producer Gigi Pritzker on New Company and Tougher Road for Women in Hollywood

The indie financier opens up about being "knocked down" by creative misfires ('Enders' Game'), her bounceback with projects including Sundance hit 'Landline' and Oscar-nominated 'Hell or High Water,' and why it's harder than ever to make a film today.

Toronto: Gigi Pritzker, ‘Empire’s’ Wendy Calhoun to Talk Hollywood Gender Bias at Industry Conference

Huay Brothers' Felice Bee, Bona Film Group's Yu Dong and Wanda's Jerry Ye to keynote Asian Film Summit.

Toronto: Gigi Pritzker, Nicolas Chartier, Bill Hader Set for Industry Conference

'Amy' director Asif Kapadia, NATO's John Fithian and Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke will also talk film and business at the seven-day summit in September.

Johnny Depp’s Career Crossroads: Actor Facing Third Box-Office Flop in a Row

'Mortdecai' could be the latest bomb for the actor, who is cutting his $20 million fee and plotting a return to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Alice in Wonderland' family fare.

Producer Robert Simonds Partners With TPG, China’s Hony Capital for New Studio Venture

The startup says it will invest more than $1 billion over the next five years and aims to produce star vehicles in the $40 million range for the U.S. and China markets.