German director Wolfgang Becker can't catch a break in the Czech Republic. First his hit pic "Good Bye, Lenin!" was turned into propaganda by the Czech political party ODS. Now his fight to stop a…
Michael Weber's Match Factory has picked up international rights to Hans Weingartner's upcoming "Free Rainer," a satire about the German TV industry.
German web Vox garnered record ratings Wednesday with the two-part season finale of "CSI" directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the show on Vox one season behind CBS, local viewers have been closely…
German rights trader Eastern European Acquisition Pool picked up a slew of titles at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival, including Lionsgate's "Saw III," sci-fi thriller "Daybreaker" and…
Warner Music reportedly is eyeing Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing unit. Bertelsmann is selling the division to partially repay a credit line of E4.5 billion ($5.7 billion) the company is using to…
Determined to keep the world's fourth largest media conglom in private hands, Bertelsmann's majority shareholding Mohn family is buying back a 25% stake in the company from Belgian holding Groupe…
German distrib Prokino has picked up rights to Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights," the director's first English-language project, in Cannes.
John Kennedy, chairman-CEO of the Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), has defended the biggest police action ever in Germany against online piracy, saying the campaign against…
The Munich Filmfest, running July 15-22, is joining forces with Human Rights Watch for the first time this year, presenting three pics addressing human rights issues.
Weighing in on Bertelsmann's possible initial public offering, Liz Mohn, wife of company patriarch Reinhard Mohn, has made clear that no more than 25% of the company will be made public.
German sales group Telepool has boarded Christmas-themed CGI feature "Way to the Stars," picking up international rights and co-producing the family film through its production division Europool.