In the first sizable deal to be closed at the San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, Ocean Films has acquired all French rights to the three-part tale "Historias minimas." Set in Patagonia, film is…
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Vivendi Universal has confirmed it will hold on to Studio Babelsberg, which is now looking to exploit synergies within the group.
Battered file-swapping pioneer Napster has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to sell substantially all of its assets to an as-yet-unnamed party in a move that should help the Netco skirt a Chapter…
Responding to recently conducted research suggesting that 6.8 million of its users have purchased DVDs, Internet portal giant Yahoo! will launch a significantly expanded DVD Web destination Tuesday.
Storied NBA franchise the Boston Celtics has been sold for a reported $360 million to a group of private investors that includes ex-cable TV magnate H. Irving Grousbeck.
"Sweet Home Alabama" captured the box office flag this weekend with a September-record $37.5 million in estimated opening grosses. Boffo "'Bama" bow shows Disney wasn't whisting Dixie when it…
The boycott of the London Screenings (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1) seems to be just about holding firm, despite claims to the contrary by the event's organizers. There are whispers about private screenings in…
Saban co-founder and musical artist Shuki Levy and producer- choreographer Anita Mann have combined forces to establish a production-distribution outfit called LevyMann Entertainment.
Australia's foreign-lingo pubcaster SBS relaunches its international sales division in October after a six-year break -- tired of redirecting lucrative sales opportunities to an outside agent.
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