Scott Roxborough

German Film Funds Dismantled

German Film Funds Dismantled

Germany's lucrative private investment film funds will soon be dismantled entirely, one of the territory's leading fund managers said Sept. 14.
German Court: Investors In EM.TV Can Sue

German Court: Investors In EM.TV Can Sue

Shareholders who lost their shirts following the collapse of EM.TV five years ago could get their money back, following a ruling July 19 by Germany's supreme court.
Bavaria Topper Kleine Fired In Scandal's Wake

Bavaria Topper Kleine Fired In Scandal's Wake

Thilo Kleine has been fired as managing director of leading German television production group Bavaria Film amid a product placement scandal that has shaken Bavaria and its pubcaster parent ARD.
German Group Protests U.S. Piracy Hunters

German Group Protests U.S. Piracy Hunters

Germany's association of art house theaters, AG Kino, on June 30 called on exhibitors and distributors to stop treating moviegoers "like potential criminals" in the name of fighting film piracy.
Constantin Film Buys Remaining TV Stake

Constantin Film Buys Remaining TV Stake

The board of leading German independent producer/distributor Constantin Film on June 24 approved a deal to buy the remaining 41% stake in Constantin's television production joint venture Constantin Entertainment from Constantin CEO Fred Kogel and Constantin Entertainment directors Ulrich Brock and Otto Steiner.
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.

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