Three more Hollywood studio pics -- "Autumn in New York," "Beloved" and "Soldier" -- quietly surfaced for sale to foreign distribs on Monday, the first day of the London Screenings (through Friday)…
MTV is poised for a massive expansion of its audience in Germany, by launching its Central European service on the Astra satellite to add to its existing cable carriage.
Polygram has recovered from its disastrous first half of the year to post stronger figures than expected for the third quarter, despite the destabilizing effect of the Seagram takeover.
Film Four, Channel 4's feature production and distribution company, has set up a unit to concentrate on low-budget experimental movies.
Chris Blackwell has appointed a three-person board to oversee the U.K. operations of Island-life, the multi-faceted entertainment company launched following his departure from Polygram last year.
A film version of J.P. Donleavy's comic novel "The Ginger Man," adapted by the author himself, is the highlight of the latest production slate from IAC Films, the London-based sales company.
Pearson has sold the Tussauds Group, its tourist-attraction division, to venture capital group Charterhouse Development Capital for £352 million ($598 million).
Kingfisher, owner of the Woolworth's retail chain in the U.K., seems to have emerged victorious in the bidding war to buy the British video company VCI, for a price of £46.8 million ($79.5 million).
French actors Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet are in talks to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Danny Boyle's "The Beach."
U.K. culture secretary Chris Smith has guaranteed that the British Broadcasting Corp. will continue to be funded by a universal TV license fee at least until 2006.
Angela Pope ("The Hollow Reed") is set to direct the first pic from DNA Films, the U.K. lottery franchise.