Troubled German film group Advanced Medien has inked a draft merger agreement with Munich-based technology firm Fast TV Server, company said Tuesday.
Vivendi Universal is pulling out of its last major pay TV interest outside France: dominant Spanish pay TV operator Sogecable.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosts Gotham's first Entertainment Summit this morning at Gracie Mansion.
Hollywood's studios have agreed in principle to the Motion Picture Assn. of America's proposal to ban the mailing of screeners of eligible films for this year's awards season.
As the Motion Picture Assn. of America decided to forgo Oscar screeners, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tried to maintain a neutral position.
Leaders of SAG and AFTRA have given an 81% endorsement to the new commercials deal, setting up a ratification vote by the unions' 140,000 members amid an uncertain outlook for passage.
Ad sales at pay TV programmer Claxson rose 80% during the first half of 2003.
Tuesday's news that the major Hollywood studios has signed off on the ban on awards screeners was sure to be embraced by Latin American distribs and exhibs.
Haim Saban has lowballed his cash offer for the outstanding non-voting shares of ProSiebenSat 1, Germany's biggest network.
After more than a year of negotiations, AFTRA and the five major record labels have reached a tentative agreement on a new sound recordings contract.
Gotham-based comic company Marvel Enterprises is exploring a move into film production in an effort to drill deeper into its library of 4,700 comicbook heros and villains and retain equity in the…
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