Beleaguered EM.TV's new pact with German media giant Kirch hit a new snag Monday, as Formula One topper Bernie Ecclestone has warned he will not sell the pair more shares in his coveted motor racing…
Late last year, reps of the film and homevideo industries in Thailand set aside their customary differences and banded together in a rare show of unity. Their objective was to find ways to stem the…
Two new players enter the uncrowded market of indie distribution this year in New Zealand, although distrib network still is dominated by Roadshow, Fox, Columbia and United Intl. Pictures.
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Independent distribution has taken on a new meaning in Germany thanks to the Neuer Markt bourse. On the back of stock coin, many of the country's indie distribs have expanded beyond their arthouse…
While the majors took some 77% of the distrib market share in Holland last year, RCV Entertainment and a handful of newcomers including Independent and A-Film are intent on whittling that number down.
Surviving the independent distribution scene in the Nordic territories is no picnic. Hollywood studios in one way or another take the lion's share of box office receipts, with Nordic homegrown…
Despite a stagnating box office and the disappointing performance of domestic pics, the year 2000 held important changes for Italy's film market, especially in distribution. Medusa, Silvio…
Cinema admissions in Spain dipped last year for the first time since 1988, dropping 1.4% to 129.5 million. Thanks to a rise in ticket prices, total B.O. for 2000 nudged up 3.5% to 85. 5 billion…
There is a distinct aura of caution hanging over this year's American Film Market. After last year's boom time, when German IPO cash was flooding the halls of the Loews Santa Monica Hotel, and sales…
Distributors from Japan have proved themselves to be some of the biggest players at international film markets. This year, level of competition has been ratcheted up in Japan as the war chests have…
This year's American Film Market powers into the Loews Hotel, Le Merigot and the streets of Santa Monica on Feb. 21 like a souped-up race car that's had the benefit of a thorough tune-up.