Vivendi Universal and Vodafone's tug of war over Gallic telco Cegetel took a turn Wednesday as the British mobile operator renewed an offer to buy Viv U's 44% stake in Cegetel for $6.74 billion.
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Media stocks trounced a buoyant market Wednesday on an upbeat advertising outlook coupled with a sharp cut in interest rates.
It's official: EchoStar and DirecTV are going to trial to argue that Washington antitrust watchdogs were wrong in denying their bid to merge and become the country's largest satcaster.
German post-production and visual effects group Das Werk and film-rights trader Peppermint Wednesday joined the growing ranks of bankrupt Teutonic media companies in what has been a troubled year for…
Cuban President Fidel Castro is well known for endless impromptu speeches that can keep his audiences quite literally trapped in their seats for hours. So when Steven Spielberg showed up for an…
Mifed dealmakers admit their heads are spinning. But the one thing sellers exiting the 69th edition of the film market are sure of is just how tricky the indie distribution business has become.
Fortissimo Film Sales has inked a Benelux output deal with leading Dutch indie distrib A-Film Distribution/Fu Works, headed by San Fu Maltha and Pim Hemerling.
Stepping outside its regular partnership with Medusa Film, Italo independent production banner Fandango will team with pubcaster division RAI Cinema to co-produce Lucio Pellegrini's "Now or Never."
Canuck broadcaster Corus Entertainment announced Wednesday that operations for its animation house Nelvana will be combined with those of its broadcast division under Paul Robertson.
Italo animator Enzo d'Alo has begun production on the $7 million "Opopomoz," arthouse prodco Albachiara's first theatrical animated feature.
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$11.5M Cumulative:$45.0M Warner Brothers -28.56%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$9.8M Cumulative:$32.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -31.73%
Non-Stop3Daily:$4.0M Cumulative:$52.6M Universal Pictures -43.54%