Richard Powers’ ‘Bewilderment’ Film Rights Sold to Black Bear Pictures, Plan B (EXCLUSIVE)

Richard Powers’ ‘Bewilderment’ Film Rights Sold to Black Bear Pictures, Plan B (EXCLUSIVE)

Black Bear Pictures and Plan B Entertainment have acquired the feature film rights to Richard Powers’ upcoming novel, “Bewilderment,” in a highly competitive situation. There were multiple bidders circling the project, a degree of interest that’s probably due to the fact that Powers’ previous novel, “The Overstory,” won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and was critically…

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Dutch ‘Honeyland’ Distributor Contact Film to Shut Down

Dutch ‘Honeyland’ Distributor Contact Film to Shut Down

Contact Film, a well-established Dutch distribution company specializing in arthouse films, is preparing to fold after a 30-year run, Variety has confirmed. The company, whose past releases include the Oscar-nominated documentary “Honeyland” and Oliver Laxe’s Cannes prize-winning “Fire Will Come,” has ceased acquiring films, said founder and CEO Gérard Huisman, who is retiring this year.…

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