Nordmedia, the arts funding body of Lower Saxony, is facing budget shortages that will hit film festival coin. Lower Saxony's federal government has cut Nordmedia's annual support by 35%, E1 million…
Blame it on "Bad Santa." Ireland is changing its film certificate categories Jan. 1 after parents took young children to see the Billy Bob Thornton black comedy. Pic was rated 15PG, meaning children…
Rupert Murdoch is building a 22,000-square-foot house near the Forbidden City in the Beijing's political and diplomatic area. According to the South China Morning Post, once owned by the media mogul…
At last, just in time for the holidays, comes the answer to the burning question that bubbles up this and every Christmas among the musicals-obsessed: Who could possibly inherit the mantle of Carol…
Germany's highest court has paved the way for Deutsche Bank to appeal a lower court ruling holding the bank and its former CEO Rolf Breuer liable for the insolvency of media tycoon Leo Kirch.
The U.S. has blocked the American satellite feed for Arab TV station Al Manar, believed to be backed by terrorist group Hezbollah, a week after France banned its broadcasts through European satellite…
The first film from vet Spanish exec Antoni Badimon's new distrib, Baditri, will be "Step Forward," due for release in late March.
The topper of Spain's biggest subsidy fund, ICAA, has been tapped director of TVE, the television division of pubcaster RTVE. Announcement surprised the Spanish film and TV industries as Manuel Perez…
Showtime has made an appointment for a series version of MGM's "Barbershop," but has canceled the Lion's 2-year-old melodrama. "Dead Like Me." Details are still being worked out on "Barbershop," but…
The Hollywood Legacy Awards were held at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum Friday.
Indie film banner ThinkFilm has upped Michael Tuckman to theatrical sales veep. With the banner since its 2001 launch, Tucker has worked on developing and implementing theatrical release plans.