Italian film producer-distributor Vittorio Cecchi Gori, whose media and sports empire is on the edge of bankruptcy, is facing a money-laundering probe.
A new body to promote British filmgoing, dubbed the Cinema Marketing Agency, has been launched by the Film Council in partnership with the All Industry Marketing for Cinema, which reps exhibs and…
Francois Macerola, who just ended his term as executive director of Canuck film and TV funder Telefilm Canada, was named chair of the Montreal-based agency Thursday.
The Ibero-American Film Festival of Huelva, in southern Spain, looks set to host the country's second Ibero-American Co-Production Forum.
French production companies Tele Images Intl. and GTV have signed a development and co-production agreement with U.S. firm Impact Media, headed by Michael Solomon, to develop English-language…
Creative Coalition topper William Baldwin has appealed directly to President Bush to fight legislation authored by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) giving the feds power to go after Hollywood for…
German kidvidder TV-Loonland has inked a deal with the U.K.'s Pearson Television for two animation projects, "Something Else" and "Georgie Goat."
Italy's rival cash-strapped pay TV operators, Vivendi Universal's Telepiu and News Corp.'s Stream, have finally agreed to merge following months of discussions, Vivendi U's TV group Canal Plus…
Dogged by high costs for new cinemas and poor box office at home, German multiplex chain Cinemaxx has posted half-year losses of DM52.3 million ($22.5 million).
Pacific Century CyberWorks is radically cutting back on the budget and staff of Network of the World (NOW), the Hong Kong-based media group's Internet TV service.
A French minority shareholders' lobby group is contesting the price Vivendi Universal subsid StudioCanal is offering shareholders in its buyout of the French TV production company Expand.