Rivals appeal film complex sale

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U.K.’s Ealing Studios Enterprises and Germany’s Bavaria Film are appealing the result of the auction of Bulgaria’s state film complex Boyana Film, won by Nu Image Bulgaria, a unit of U.S.-based Nu Image/Millennium Films.

Nu Image lawyer Ivan Todorov said last week that the company was negotiating a partnership with Bavaria Film. That information was refuted Tuesday by reps of the German company.

The same day, the Union of Bulgarian Moviemakers asked for the sale to be reviewed, claiming it would be a major threat for Bulgarian cinema.

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