NTL has emerged as the favorite in the race to buy U.K. cable TV business Cable & Wireless Communications.
Stephen Grabiner, who quit last week as chief exec of ONdigital to join Rupert Murdoch's eVentures, has instead taken a job with venture capital group Apax Partners.
Colin Vaines, head of production at the U.K.'s Film Consortium, has been named executive VP of development for Miramax Films in New York. Vaines succeeds Jack Lechner, who ankled the company late…
The BBC may be forced to sell off a 49% stake in its commercial arm BBC Worldwide if the U.K. government accepts the proposals of a committee it has appointed to examine the pubcaster's future…
Granada Group has agreed to pay £22 million ($34 million) for a 9.9% stake in the Liverpool soccer club, one of the biggest names in English sport. Granada, which is a leading player in the ITV…
GERMANY Kinowelt will buy film rights, stock Kinowelt Medien will invest DM100 million ($52 million) in further acquisitions of film rights after receiving $79 million in loans from several German…
Working Title Films has tapped Michelle Wright as head of production and promoted Amelia Granger to the new post of literary acquisitions exec.
The U.K. government has called on British filmmakers to produce more movies for children, as part of a wider film education initiative.
Capitol Films, Jane Barclay and Sharon Harel's London-based sales company, has entered a four-picture alliance with Carl Icahn's Stratosphere Entertainment.
David Parfitt, the Oscar-winning producer of "Shakespeare in Love," has agreed to produce "Bridget Jones' Diary" for Working Title Films.
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Frozen1Daily: $2.1M Cumulative: $136.3M Disney -79.13%
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Daily: $500,820 Cumulative: $5.7M Relativity Media -58.71%