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…
The future of film financing in Germany, though hopeful, remains murky as the government facilitates private investment in film.
Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Cannes Intl. Critics Week screener "Komma." Directed by Belgium's Martine Doyen, it tells the story of 50-year-old Peter, an imposter who takes on the…
Writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's gripping East German-era drama "The Lives of Others" (Das leben der anderen) swept the 56th German Film Awards on Friday, winning seven Lolas…
German paybox Premiere took a hit in the first quarter as net losses increased from E3.4 million ($4.4 million) in the period last year to $23.5 million this year, although revenue grew 11% to $351…
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's East German drama "The Lives of Others" (Das Leben der Anderen) looks set to win big today at the German Film Awards, or Lolas.
Premiere's fortunes took a turn for the worse in the first quarter of the year. The German paybox net's losses increased from E3.4 million ($4.4 million) in the period last year to $23.5 million in…