Markets & Festivals
European Union culture ministers want to ax the rule that requires a unanimous vote on cultural issues, in a sign that policies on TV, movies and music could be about to change.
The fourth season of "Big Brother" in the U.K. has dispelled any notion that the big daddy of reality shows may be over the hill.
Romanian production company Sfinx Experience has licensed the rights to reality soccer show "Camino a la gloria" (The Road to Glory) from Argentina's Cuatro Cabezas.
Producer Nitin Manmohan is working on $4 million sci-fi project "Rudraksh" (Demon), which is slated to hit screens in August.
The third Cable & Satellite Broad-casting Assn. of Asia's Satellite Indus-try Forum has been rescheduled for Oct. 28 in Hong Kong, as an opener to the CASBAA 2003 convention, set for Oct. 29-31.
HBO chairman-CEO Chris Albrecht will deliver this year's Worldview Address on the global TV business Aug. 24 at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival, his first major speech in Europe.
The American Society of Cinematographers has launched an initiative to establish standards and practices in the booming digital filmmaking arena.
Pan-Scandinavian distributor Sandrew Metronome and German arthouse distrib Prokino Filmverleih have snapped up French-Canadian helmer Denys Arcand's "Les Invasions Barbares."
DreamWorks has reupped its first-look production pact with Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman's Montecito Picture Co. for an additional three years, as the two companies move ahead with plans for a sequel…