Australia's major film industry guilds have urged the government not to cave into U.S. pressure for unrestricted access to new-media platforms in the free-trade agreement in negotiation.
The chief of German paybox Premier is ready to compromise with its insolvent former sister division Kirch Media over a disputed E36 million ($42 million) loan.
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Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa withdrew a final appeal in a gameshow copyright suit last week -- a defeat that could cost the net $20 million.
For a man who's avowedly out of the entertainment biz, Barry Diller seems to have an awful lot to say about it these days. Speaking at the annual Magazine Publishers of America conference in Rancho…
Arnold Schwarzenegger cashed in on his celebrity to become governor of California. Now, there's no end of people looking to cash in on him -- with mixed results.
Screenwriters have a growing headache, and that may translate to more pain for Hollywood as whole.
Jan Mojto is on a roll. Not only did he manage to escape Kirch Media in the nick of time, he's also developed a Midas touch when it comes to producing projects.
BSkyB is facing a shareholder revolt at its annual general meeting Nov. 14, when Blighty's satcaster is set to announce the replacement for outgoing chief exec Tony Ball.
The Backlot: The hassle over Oscar screeners is one of those classic cases where the subtext is vastly more interesting than the surface debate.
Whose idea was it anyway? That's the question that has been plaguing the indie sector since the MPAA announced its ban on Oscar screeners.
Consider it a low-tech compromise for a high-tech problem. Oscar campaigners are breathing a tentative sigh of relief after the MPAA decided last week to allow studios to send out VHS videocassettes…