BSkyB has bought the pay TV rights to the "Stars Wars" film series in a deal worth £12 million ($17.5 million).
CenterSpan Communications, the company that purchased the assets of music and movie file-sharing site Scour.com in bankruptcy court last year, has formed a new digital media and entertainment group…
For newly appointed AFMA executive director Jean Prewitt, new technologies are both a concern and a boon to members of the indie film org.
Two new players enter the uncrowded market of indie distribution this year in New Zealand, although distrib network still is dominated by Roadshow, Fox, Columbia and United Intl. Pictures.
Late last year, reps of the film and homevideo industries in Thailand set aside their customary differences and banded together in a rare show of unity. Their objective was to find ways to stem the…
While the majors took some 77% of the distrib market share in Holland last year, RCV Entertainment and a handful of newcomers including Independent and A-Film are intent on whittling that number down.
Independent distribution has taken on a new meaning in Germany thanks to the Neuer Markt bourse. On the back of stock coin, many of the country's indie distribs have expanded beyond their arthouse…
Surviving the independent distribution scene in the Nordic territories is no picnic. Hollywood studios in one way or another take the lion's share of box office receipts, with Nordic homegrown…
Despite a stagnating box office and the disappointing performance of domestic pics, the year 2000 held important changes for Italy's film market, especially in distribution. Medusa, Silvio…
Cinema admissions in Spain dipped last year for the first time since 1988, dropping 1.4% to 129.5 million. Thanks to a rise in ticket prices, total B.O. for 2000 nudged up 3.5% to 85. 5 billion…