Production giant Endemol is buying London-based youth TV producer Brighter Pictures. Fast-growing Brighter more than doubled its turnout last year with provocative shows like urban lifestyle…
Jean-Marie Messier, chairman and chief exec of Vivendi Universal, will sue Klaus Esser for defamation over statements the former Mannesmann chief exec made in a newspaper interview.
Granada Kids, subsid of U.K.'s Granada, and U.S. children's media company JP Kids are to co-produce up to four children's and family shows per year.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
BBC director general Greg Dyke has come under fire for owning a £1 million ($1.38 million) stake in Ambassador Theatre Group, which has links with ITV broadcaster Carlton Communications.
The European Broadcasting Union has announced plans for its latest kidvid co-production, "The Adventures of Marco and Gina," an $8.8 million cartoon series aimed at kids 5-10.
Gullane Entertainment, formerly known as the Britt Allcroft Co., has announced record interim results for the second half of 2000, with total sales for the period up 173% to £20.34 million ($29…
Bucking a trend, Beeb commercial division BBC Worldwide has announced a 28% increase in its exports to £220 million ($350 million) for 2000, up on 1999's $270 million, with exports exceeding imports.
The Walt Disney Co. scooped out a tidy sum from its honey pot last week, coughing up roughly $340 million to retain the Winnie the Pooh franchise until its copyright expires in 2026.