With new tax regulations, continuing consolidation in the local market and some big players licking their wounds from their tumbles on the Neuer Markt, Germany's film finance arena has been in a…
German producer-distrib Constantin Film has issued a profit warning for 2001, downgrading its anticipated sales for the year to DM 232 million ($104 million) from $127 million.
After weeks of wrangling, German pubcasters ARD and ZDF finally inked a deal Wednesday with the Kirch Group for TV rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer championships in South Korea and Japan.
Financially troubled German film group Advanced Medien is in negotiations with five German TV outfits for possible linkups, according to new chairman Otto Dauer.
German helmer Volker Schlondorff is set to direct "Pope Joan" for Ufa Film & TV Production.
Recent buys: “Chocolat,” “Human Nature,” “America’s Sweethearts” What prior job or experience best prepared you for film acquisitions? “Making short films. It makes you respect filmmakers more; it…
Thomas Middelhoff, chief exec of German media giant Bertelsmann, has said the group's music division, BMG, will not be put on the block following the collapse of merger talks with the U.K.'s EMI…
Teutonic filmmakers just don't have the right stuff, according to Thierry Fremaux, new artistic director of the Cannes Film Festival.
German media giant Kirch Group has acquired U.S. TV and radio rights to the World Cup soccer championships in 2002 and '06.
A major announcement about the on-again, off-again merger between major labels BMG and EMI is coming early this week, and the word isn't expected to be good, insiders said Friday.