LONDON -- The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has tapped Ali Al Jabri as director. This follows the departure of Peter Scarlet, as first reported on Variety.com on Aug. 2.
LONDON -- Martin Lund's "The Almost Man," which won the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival last month, is to close the main program of the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival.
Franco-German broadcaster Arte is working with Paris City Hall to develop a smart-phone app, called Cinema City that will help tourists interact with movie locations. Paris' tourism office, which is…
Sony Pictures Television is in talks to buy U.K. production shingle Left Bank Pictures, according to press reports in Blighty
LONDON -- New U.K. free-to-air IPTV service, YouView -- backed by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and telcos Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk -- is finally ready for launch after a string of delays.
LONDON -- George Entwistle, the director of BBC Vision, has been tapped as director general of the BBC, the most powerful job in U.K. broadcasting.
LONDON -- The Rome Film Festival is upping the ante. New artistic director Marco Mueller said Tuesday the event would world preem 60 pics in a new-look Official Selection as the former Venice fest…
Vivendi chief exec Jean-Bernard Levy is set to step down after a disagreement with the board of the French media and telco conglom over strategy. Jean-Francois Dubos, Vivendi's general counsel, will…
Jana Bennett, a top BBC exec for 10 years who's credited with steering the pubcaster into the digital age, is leaving amid restructuring.
French film exec Isabelle Obadia died Sunday of cancer in Paris. She was 47.