Ed Meza

Kirch library sale collapses

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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.

Foot in feevee door

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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…

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Open TV nabs pic pact

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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…

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X Filme, WB reup pact

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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.

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‘Head’ above Berlin waters

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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…

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Trio lighten a dark Berlin

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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…

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