Investment in British-based film production slumped by 20% last year to £372 million ($618 million), thanks largely to a drop in the number of big Hollywood movies shot in the U.K.
Six American indie pics, headlined by films from Steven Soderbergh and Spike Lee, will be taken on a nationwide tour by U.K. distrib Feature Film Company under the banner "American Independence."
Pearson TV will put some of its gameshows on the Internet after taking a 10.9% in E-Pub Holdings, a U.S.-based online entertainment company.
Tracey Ullman's Emmy-winning HBO series "Tracey Takes On" has been bought for U.K. broadcast by Sky Movies to screen on its premium film channel Sky Premier.
A number of Hollywood studios and European media groups have reportedly expressed their interest to the U.K. government in taking over the Millennium Dome after 2000. The Dome, located by the Thames…
U.K. production giant Granada Media Group has made its first move into Australia by buying Melbourne-based Artist Services, one of the top three Oz indie producers.
Kate Wilson has announced her intention to step down as chief executive of the Film Consortium, one of the U.K.'s three lottery production franchises.
Bill Stephens is ankling as director of sales and marketing at Film Four Intl. in a move that severs the final link between the old and new regimes at Channel 4's film arm.
Sky Networks, the programming arm of satcaster BSkyB, has committed to invest $25 million in British movies over the next two years through its new film production unit, Sky Pictures.
John Lynch is playing Irish soccer legend George Best in a biopic, directed by Mary McGuckian, which started shooting last week.
Natural Nylon, the production company of actors Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Johnny Lee Miller and Sean Pertwee, has signed an output deal for all its future projects with Germany's Advanced…