The planned management buyout of international sales company Beta Film and part of the Kirch Media library has collapsed after U.K. private equity investor Bridgepoint Capital backed out of the deal.
Haim Saban's ProSiebenSat 1 is making a play for pay TV. Company is reportedly offering E600 million ($762 million) to the German Football League (DFL) for pay TV rights to the next three seasons of…
German film group Kinowelt has received a broadcasting license for a new cable and satellite movie channel.
German entertainment group OpenPictures has brokered an acquisitions deal with Munich-based distrib Intertainment for a package of films that it immediately offloaded onto Austrian pubcaster ORF…
Warner Bros. Pictures Germany has extended its partnership with Berlin-based producer X Filme and its distribution arm X Verleih in a long-term agreement that includes distribution of up to 20 pics.
German paybox Premiere has finalized a long-term output deal with Constantin Film, Germany's biggest independent producer-distributor.
In a surprise win, Fatih Akin's "Head-On" has become the first German film to take the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear for best pic in nearly two decades, highlighting what has turned out to be a…
Last year's political posturing on the eve of the war in Iraq seems to have translated to a crop of weighty, politically charged pics at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
The insolvency of German distrib Ottfilm left a blemish on an otherwise upbeat European Film Market as the Berlin Intl. Film Festival began winding down Thursday.
Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino and Jude Law helped brighten up what has, until now, been a dark and gloomy Berlinale on Wednesday. Williams, Sorvino and tyro helmer Omar Naim were in town for the…