Peter Bart: The Backlot
Pan-Euro broadcaster RTL has approached Italy's newly elected prime minister Silvio Berlusconi about buying a stake in his TV company Mediaset, according to Italian daily paper Il Messaggero.
Pamela McClintock: D.C. Spin
French vidgame publisher and distributor Ubi Soft Entertainment has acquired the worldwide gaming rights for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" from Sony Pictures Consumer Products.
While studios and audiences alike have been slow to embrace the burgeoning video-on-demand business, SightSound Technologies has unveiled plans to offer 20 new feature films a week on its Web site…
Alliance Atlantis has sold its four-hour miniseries "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," to Britain's Channel 4.
The 12th annual Human Rights Watch Intl. Film Festival will unspool 38 films, mostly documentaries in their New York premieres, June 15-28 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater.
Good Machine co-founders Ted Hope and James Schamus will receive the Filmmaker on the Edge Award at the third annual Provincetown Intl. Film Festival, running June 13-17 at the tip of Cape Cod.
Enrico Mentana, powerful head of news for Mediaset flagship web Canale5, is staying with Silvio Berlusconi's TV group following the elections that swept Berlusconi into power on May 13.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to director Jacques Rivette's "Va Savoir!," a Competition pic at Cannes, from Paris-based sales company Celluloid Dreams in a mid-six-figure…
Steven Gaydos: Eurotrack
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