Signalling the end of an era, music chain Virgin France plans to declare insolvency and shutter its megastore on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, billed as the world's biggest music store when it opened…
An attack on French movie stars' exorbitant pay in a newspaper article by Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval has whipped up a storm in the Gallic film biz.
Bucking recession, unemployment and exorbitant ticket price hikes, Spanish films look on track to gross around Euros 108 million ($143 million) in Spain, an all-time high on a par or above 2001, when…
"Pesadilla en la cocina," a makeover of Fox's reality skein "Kitchen Nightmares," has touched a nerve in Spain, and become one of the fall's biggest hits in the process.
France's Xavier Beauvois, helmer of hit "Of Gods and Men," is set to follow up with his first comedy, "La Rancon de la gloire."
AB Intl. Distribution has struck an exclusive international distribution deal with top French TV drama producer Son et Lumiere, consolidating its position at the forefront of Gallic TV sales.
Mediaset Espana, Spain's biggest commercial broadcast group, has acquired free-to-air rights to "Homeland," continuing its drive into top U.S. series acquisitions.
Discovery Communications is negotiating to take a 20% stake in French media group TF1's pan-European sports channel, Eurosport.
Spanish indie distrib Cada Films has acquired all local TV and homevid rights to three Latin American pic packages as it works the growing ancillary biz opportunities in cash-strapped Spain.
The Motion Picture Assn., the Independent Film and TV Alliance and 10 other international orgs have protested the Spanish government's 8% to 21% sales tax hike on admissions to cinema theaters, live…
Last December, when Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner launched a crusade against Hollywood's box office domination, she came armed with a carrot, not a stick.