Pan-European TV shingle Banijay Entertainment has bought a 50% stake in Germany's Brainpool TV. Price was not disclosed.
"Gossip Girl" has become the first U.S. TV series to stream online at ProSieben.tv, German web ProSieben's online video portal, where it is available to viewers on an ad-supported basis.
Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza's "Rec 2" will open the 42nd Sitges Intl. Film Festival of Catalonia, Europe's biggest genre pic devotee confab.
Digital 3-D system company Xpand has teamed with Barcelona-based firm Vercine to launch a new film distribution operation in Spain from September.
Maya Entertainment is partnering with Blockbuster to present an eight-film Latin Cinema series in eight cities from July 17-Sept. 10.
Gaga topper Tom Yoda has led a management buyout of the indie distributor from broadband and media conglom Usen.
Ex-Fairfax Media CEO David Kirk has been tapped chairman of Hoyts, which operates 45 theaters with more than 400 screens in Australia and New Zealand.
Infighting among Albany lawmakers has kneecapped New York City's "Made in NY" tax credit program, at least temporarily.
Cash-strapped CanWest Global Communications is selling two money-losing TV stations as it continues its attempts to stave off bankruptcy.
Paramount Pictures Intl. opened an office in Shanghai -- its first in China -- on Wednesday.
Former BBC Films topper David Thompson has secured the film rights to William Boyd's new novel "Ordinary Thunderstorms," ahead of its planned September publication date.