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.
Egoli Tossell Film is teaming with Fred Breinersdorfer, producer and scribe of Oscar-nommed historical drama "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days," and actress Heike Makatsch ("Almost Heaven") on a biopic…
Arena, the upstart sports channel that last year acquired coveted pay TV rights to German soccer, is threatening to go to court if paybox Premiere and its heavyweight partner, telco giant Deutsche…
Bertelsmann said Monday it is prepared for all options if minority shareholder Group Bruxelles Lambert decides to put its 25% stake on the block.