Michael Weber's Match Factory has picked up international rights to Hans Weingartner's upcoming pic "Free Rainer," a satire about the German TV industry.
Beta Cinema has reported brisk business at the Cannes Film Market, particularly for East German spy drama "The Lives of Others."
Egoli Tossell Film is teaming with Fred Breinersdorfer, producer and scribe of historical drama "Sophie Scholl — the Final Days," and actress Heike Makatsch ("Almost Heaven") on a biopic about the…
Having come to epitomize Berlin cinema in the decade after the fall of the Wall, X Filme Creative Pool helped define modern German film with groundbreaking pics such as "Run Lola Run" and "Good Bye…
German films may be underrepresented at this year's Cannes fest, but the three Teutonic screeners that did make the cut underscore the growing creative potential of Berlin's indie film scene and the…
German horrormeister Uwe Boll is going public. At least that's the plan. Boll, the enigmatic producer-director whose cinematic talent has drawn comparisons to Ed Wood, previously raised north of $300…
Bertelsmann is looking to buy out minority shareholder Group Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) to the tune of e4 billion ($5 billion) in an effort to stop an initial public offering of the family- owned media…
Pay TV broadcaster Premiere is set to make a spectacular comeback after inking an unprecedented deal with telco giant Deutsche Telekom to broadcast the upcoming season of top league Bundesliga soccer…
RTL Television comes to the Screenings with a big appetite for new programming but not much room.
Andreas Schmid, former head of legally troubled film fund operator VIP Medienfonds, will remain in jail until his case goes to trial, a Munich appellate has ruled.
Wim Wenders' Reverse Angle Prods. is moving into international distribution, at least for its Cannes screener "The House is Burning" from tyro helmer Holger Ernst. Company is working with sales agent…