After a fierce bidding war, Capital Radio has agreed to buy Border TV, one of the smallest regional stations in the ITV network, for £146 million ($232 million).
MGM has entered a partnership with U.K. indie distrib Optimum Releasing to handle the release of two of its pics, "Flawless" and "Miss Julie." MGM was originally seeking to sell off the U.K. rights…
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's first Spanish-language project in a decade -- "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) -- has been picked up by Good Machine Intl. for international sale outside…
After weeks of speculation, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have been confirmed to co-star in "Bridget Jones' Diary," alongside Renee Zellweger (Daily Variety, April 11).
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts is considering whether to move its film awards next year from April to a late-February slot, right in the midst of the Oscar campaign.
Aardman Animations is primed to launch a new series, "Angry Kid," exclusively over the Internet via the AtomFilms Web site.
Colin Firth is being lined up to play the romantic lead opposite Renee Zellweger in Working Title's "Bridget Jones' Diary," with Hugh Grant as his rival. The casting of Firth, who played supporting…
"American Beauty," with six awards including best picture, was the biggest winner at the British Academy Film Awards. But the Sam Mendes pic didn't have everything its own way.
The $19 billion merger of CLT/Ufa and Pearson TV, announced Friday, will create a Euro TV titan with the declared intention of launching a massive push into the U.S. programming market.
The Film Council, the U.K.'s new strategic film body, has awarded £6.5 million ($10 million) in transitional funding to four production bodies, covering the six-month period while they are being…