The BBC has underscored its commitment to big-budget drama by commissioning a six-part adaptation of "War and Peace."
U.S. distrib Magnolia Pictures has picked up Norwegian thriller "Pioneer" as a pre-sale, following a promo screening in Berlin.
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" following a buyers-only promo screening at the European Film Market in Berlin.
TrustNordisk has sold Michael Noer's drama "Northwest" to Bac Films Distribution in France, Arrow Films in the U.K. and Wild Bunch for Benelux.
The Norwegian Film Institute has distribbed production coin totalling NOK59.4 million ($10.9 million) to seven local pics, including Liv Ullmann's "Miss Julie" and Bent Hamer's "1001 Grams."
Latin American buyers have acquired a taste for shows fronted by British chef Jamie Oliver.
Boutique merchant bank the Raine Group, backed by Google exec chairman Eric Schmidt, has pacted with China Media Capital to invest in entertainment, digital media and sports in China and elsewhere.
LONDON — Whenever there's a sensational crime at home or abroad, the British media look for evidence that the consumption of violent entertainment led to the killer's actions. That trend continued…
International TV distribution-production company FremantleMedia has tapped Sangeeta Desai as chief operating officer and chief financial officer.
Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment has launched a new shingle, Over The Top Productions, which will focus on the development of niche TV productions.
U.K. TV producing duo Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn have left Tiger Aspect to set up their own shingle, Drama Republic, and have inked a first-look distribution deal with BBC Worldwide.