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Koch Music Publishing Names Bischof

Koch Music Publishing Names Bischof

Rainer Bischof has been named managing director of Universal Music division Koch Music Publishing in German-speaking Europe, Koch Music.
Germans Have A Little Film Fund

Germans Have A Little Film Fund

Just days after introducing legislation that could shut down one of Hollywood's most lucrative sources of international film financing -- the German private investment funds -- the Berlin government has unveiled a new financing structure that could be a major boon to local producers but is unlikely to appease the U.S. majors.
German Film Funds Near Shutdown

German Film Funds Near Shutdown

The German government's cabinet on May 4 approved a change in German tax law that would shut down the nation's film funds, the financing structure that pumps more than a $1 billion into U.S. productions annually.
Death Knell Tolls For German Film Funds

Death Knell Tolls For German Film Funds

The German government could move as early as May 5 to push through a new law that will shut down one of Hollywood's top sources of international film financing: German film funds.
German Raid Hits Piracy Group

German Raid Hits Piracy Group

German police say they have dealt a major blow to one of the country's top online piracy groups following a series of coordinated raids in several major cities.
EMF Invests 30% In 'Music Shopping TV'

EMF Invests 30% In 'Music Shopping TV'

European Media Finance, the private equity group unveiled last year by former Helkon and 2K executive Patrick Martin, has made its first major media investment, buying a 30% stake in new digital music TV venture Deluxe Television for an undisclosed sum, Martin said in an interview at MIPTV, the audiovisual and digital content market.
Germany Zeros In On Media Funds

Germany Zeros In On Media Funds

German media funds, the tax shelter financing tool that pumped $1.7 billion into mainly Hollywood productions last year, soon could be history as the German government fast-tracks plans to close tax loopholes in a bid to revive the country's ailing economy, industry leaders warned at MIPTV, the audiovisual and digital content market.

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