Finance

  1. PHE Exec Madoff Adds Duties

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Longtime Paramount Home Entertainment and pay television executive Steve Madoff is replacing Steven Glick, PHE executive VP of business affairs, licensees and business development, who is leaving the (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Longtime Paramount ...

  2. Hollywood Entertainment Looks For Q2 Takeover

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental firm Hollywood Entertainment expects to close a proposed takeover by Movie Gallery during the second quarter, the company said in a proxy statement filed Feb. 22 with the Securities and E NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Video ren ...

  3. Nicoli Speaks On U.K.'s Creative Industries IP Forum

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at the Advancing Enterprise 2005 conference in London, organized by the department of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown.The following is an edite EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at ...

  4. Britain To Host Euro IP Conference

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting intellectual property. The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting inte ...

  5. Britain To Host Euro IP Conference

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting intellectual property. The European Commission and the British government have thrown their support behind a conference spotlighting inte ...

  6. Music Groups Lobby EU On Economic Plans

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Call for greater IP protection. A coalition of entertainment and media groups is calling on the European Union to focus on fostering creativity and innovation as it revamps its 10-year economic plan. An industry coalition that includes the IFPI ha ...

  7. SEC

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: SEC may ease Sarbanes-Oxley rules. This Week's Story: SEC Considers Easing Rules On Foreign Companies LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering softening new American corporate governanc ...

  8. French Export Shipments Rise, But Value Dips

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pricing, margins hurt revenues. Pricing, margins hurt revenues. News ...

  9. B.C. Raising Film Prod'n Tax Credits

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The British Columbia government will hike the film production tax credit from 11% to 18%, matching Ontario's new level, finance minister Colin Hansen said Jan. 19. VANCOUVER (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The British Columbia government will hik ...

  10. WMG Issues $700M In Bonds

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Warner Music Group issued nearly $700 million in debt on Dec. 23 and will use the funds to pay equity shareholders a dividend and repurchase some of its common and preferred stock. NEW YORK -- The Warner Music Group issued nearly $700 million ...

  11. WMG Issues $700M In Bonds

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Investors to receive third payback. The Warner Music Group issued nearly $700 million in debt on Dec. 23 and will use the funds to pay equity shareholders a dividend and repurchase some of its common and preferred stock. The bonds comprised about ...

  12. Warner Links With Mediaport Kiosks

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Music ATMs" to sell 99 cent songs. "Music ATMs" to sell 99 cent songs. News ...

  13. WMG Posts 10-Month Uptick

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (Dec. 13) reported improved financial performance for the 10 months ended September 2004. The company's net loss was $136 million, compared with a net loss of $239 million in Warner Music Group today (Dec. 13) reporte ...

  14. Weed Owner Scores Funds

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shared Media Licensing, operator of the Weed peer-to-peer distribution system, has received an investment of an undisclosed sum from AV Capital, the newly formed private equity arm of Seattle-based ma Shared Media Licensing, operator of the Weed p ...

  15. Digital Entertainment Valuations Rebound

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital entertainment valuations are returning to pre-2000 levels, investment professionals said today (Nov. 4) at the Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards, held at the University o Digital entertainment valuations are retur ...

  16. Corporate Tax Bill Pleases Entertainment Industry

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record labels and independent film producers applauded congressional approval of a $136 billion corporate tax package that cuts taxes for businesses ranging from film companies to bow-and-arrow makers WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Record labels and independ ...

  17. Hollywood Ent. Reaches Buyout Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares of Hollywood Entertainment were flying higher Oct. 14 after the nation's second-largest video rental firm said it has agreed to a lower price tag for a buyout by California-based investment fir New York (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Shar ...

  18. Record Biz Poised For Major Tax Relief

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New bill could save labels $400M in annual taxes. New bill could save labels $400M in annual taxes. News ...

  19. U.K. Venues Firm McKenzie Changes Hands

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Private-equity institution Royal London Private Equity has completed a £33.5 million ($60 million) management buyout of British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG), owner of the Academy-branded Private-equity institution Royal London Pri ...

  20. U.K. Venues Firm McKenzie Changes Hands

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Private-equity institution Royal London Private Equity has completed a £33.5 million ($60 million) management buyout of British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG), owner of the Academy-branded Private-equity institution Royal London Pri ...

  21. Revamped WMG Posts First-Half Gains

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says it swung to a first-half profit of $21 million, reversing a $36 million loss in the same period a year ago. Warner Music Group says it swung to a first-half profit of $21 million, reversing a $36 million loss in the same pe ...

  22. U.K.'s Sanctuary Reports 15% H1 Profit Gain

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recorded product sales up 17%. Robust growth across all Sanctuary Group's key areas of business underpinned a 15% rise in first-half profits to £6.9 million ($12.6 million), the British independent music group reports today (June 7). Revenues ...

  23. Sony Denies IPO Speculation

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. is denying a published report that the conglomerate is considering an IPO of its U.S.-based entertainment assets. Sony Corp. is denying a published report that the conglomerate is considering an IPO of its U.S.-based entertainment asset ...

  24. Blair: Clear Channel Starts Strong In 2004

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Estimated Earnings Per Share up 33%. Estimated Earnings Per Share up 33%. News ...

  25. Blair: Clear Channel Starts Strong In 2004

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm William Blair & Co. shows Clear Channel Communications posting a solid financial performance early in 2004. In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm Willi ...

  26. Blair: Clear Channel Starts Strong In 2004

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm William Blair & Co. shows Clear Channel Communications posting a solid financial performance early in 2004. In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm Willi ...

  27. Biz Analyst Dixon Joins Gabelli

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran was managing director for UBS. Industry veteran was managing director for UBS. News ...

  28. Biz Analyst Dixon Joins Gabelli

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-industry analyst Christopher Dixon has joined privately owned investment group Gabelli Group Capital Partners (GGCP) as managing director. Music-industry analyst Christopher Dixon has joined privately owned investment group Gabelli Group Cap ...

  29. UK Film Biz Eyes Tax Break

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.K. plans to rejig tax breaks for filmmakers in a move that paves the way for producers to directly benefit from the changes. LONDON--The U.K. plans to rejig tax breaks for filmmakers in a move that paves the way for producers to directly ben ...

  30. New WMG Regime Readies Pink Slips

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Restructuring process to play out over the next month. Restructuring process to play out over the next month. News ...

  31. Handleman Posts Quarterly Profit Gain

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal Q3 was $37.8 million. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal Q3 was $37.8 million. News ...

  32. Source: Comcast Won't Meet Disney Price

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Disney says bid represented 15% discount on its stock. Disney says bid represented 15% discount on its stock. News ...

  33. Univision To Buy Shares From CCC

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Media company to offer 15.8 million shares Spanish-language media company Univision Communications says it plans to offer 15.8 million shares of its common stock to the public and will use the proceeds to repurchase a stake held by Clear Channel C ...

  34. Univision To Buy Shares From CCC

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Company plans to offer 15.8 million shares to public Spanish-language media company Univision Communications says it plans to offer 15.8 million shares of its common stock to the public and will use the proceeds to repurchase a stake held by Clear ...

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