The Britt Allcroft Group is adding to its portfolio of children's TV properties by buying Media Merchants Group, producer of "Art Attack," for £14 million ($21 million).
The William Morris Agency's newly restructured London office has struck an exclusive deal to represent film and TV rights for U.K. publisher Canongate.
Pearson TV has decided to unleash its biggest gameshow, "The Price Is Right," onto the Internet. The British company is developing a Web site, ThePriceIsRight.com, which will combine traditional game…
Alchymie, the new British film production and distribution venture, has pink-slipped its entire staff as it cannot afford to pay their salaries.
"American Beauty," directed by hometown boy Sam Mendes, has emerged as the clear leader in the contest for this year's British Academy Film Awards, scooping 14 nominations.
Factor 8 Films, a U.K. tax-based financier, has relaunched itself as Future Film Group, with $40 million in risk money to invest in British movies.
Studio Canal Plus has entered exclusive negotiations with Pathe for a long-term theatrical distribution partnership in the U.K.
United News & Media has become the latest British media group to announce plans to pour hundreds of millions of pounds into the Internet.
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the Godzilla of quizshow formats, is stomping its way into Japan.
The Island of Adventure at Universal Studios Escape in Florida has proved a resounding flop since it opened last May, according to Rank Group, which owns 50% of the theme park.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$155.7M Fox -14.77%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.4M Universal Pictures -17.98%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.0M Cumulative:$25.8M Disney -5.49%