Highlight revenue hit 2000 high note

Revs up 74% last year for German-Swiss film distribber

LONDON — Revenue at German-Swiss film distrib Highlight Communications went up 74% in 2000, released figures show.

Consolidated revenues for the year reached 114 million euro ($104 million), up from $60 million in 1999, while earnings before interest and tax hit $25 million, up from $11 million in 1999.

Last year, Highlight enjoyed a particularly successful B.O. year with several No. 1 hits, such as “Scary Movie” and “U-571.” Company also markets the Champions League rights.

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