A German court has rejected a case against VCL Medien filed by subsidiary Starlight Film Prods. this March.
Italy's pay TV operators Telepiu and Stream have abandoned plans to merge, the country's antitrust body said last week.
Universal Pictures Germany has sold a one-week record 100,000 DVD copies of "Shrek." Previous record holder was "Star Wars: Episode I -- the Phantom Menace" for Fox Home Entertainment.
The cash crisis that threatened Danish helmer Lars von Trier's Nicole Kidman starrer, "Dogville," and his Zentropa Entertainments production house was averted Sunday.
Rhombus Intl has picked up the film version of Morris Panych's play without dialog "The Overcoat" for international distribution. The 84-minute feature, based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol…
The Sixth Acapulco Franco-Mexican Film Fest and Market, that wrapped Dec 2, saw 23 LatAm distrib deals inked for 14 French films, according to early figures.
India's most expensive film "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" (Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sorrow), which has a $7.5 million budget, was released worldwide Dec. 14.
German film fund Apollo Media is bankrolling "Karate Chimps," a family-oriented action comedy about a simian trained in the martial arts.
Frosh helmer Todd Field's "In the Bedroom" earned two significant nods this year's from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, taking best picture and best actress for Sissy Spacek's performance.
Paramount's "Vanilla Sky," anything but a plain-vanilla Tom Cruise starrer, flew to No. 1 in its first box office outing with an estimated $25 million this weekend.
Ulla Wagner's "Anna Wunder" is run-of-the-mill, movie-of-the-week material given some distinction by Wagner's thankful aversion to hysterics plus the fine performances of Renee Soutendijk and…