Jobst Plog, general manager of German pubcaster ARD, has rejected a 20-point plan proposed by state leaders that would rein in spending to avoid raising license fees next year.
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Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 1" kicks off Sweden's Stockholm Intl. Film Festival on Thursday.
The government warned Tuesday that the BBC could be fined if it does not hit target numbers for shows commissioned from independent producers.
Pubcaster TV Cultura has fired 108 employees -- 10% of its staff -- to save 3.2 million reals ($1.1 million) a year and has renegotiated part of its $15 million debt.
Broadcaster Televisa has removed Lucero from the host spot for its annual "Teleton" charity event in the wake of the scandal provoked by the singer-thesp this summer.
The History Channel Japan has sold its first original production, docu "The End of the Samurai," to key markets including the U.K., China, Korea, Spain and Portugal.
The BBC has for the first time appointed a senior news troubleshooter to advise and arbitrate on its Middle East coverage as critics continue to accuse it of anti-Israeli bias.
Mexico's often contentious film industry has unified in protest against a government proposal to close the country's three most important film bodies.
Myriad Pictures has sold "The River King," starring Ed Burns, to Momentum Pictures in the U.K. and Canada, and to Filmax for distribution in Spain.