Hot Trailer: ‘Summer In February’

Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens has been booking roles of late that mark a departure from the hit period series, including Wikileaks movie The Fifth Estate and thriller A Walk Among The Tombstones. Summer In February, which Stevens exec produced, sees him firmly back … Read More »

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Fire Still Going At Sony DVD Plant Torched By London Rioters

By | Thursday August 11, 2011 @ 8:08am PDT

Sony says that fire crews are still at its wrecked DVD and CD factory in Enfield, north London. Smoke levels are preventing surveyors from getting in and assessing damage. Rioters broke in to the Sony DADC Distribution Centre on Monday night and set it ablaze. The studio, which handles physical DVD distribution for indie UK distributors and record companies, says that 25 million discs have been lost in the arson attack. Disney Games titles as well as Sony’s own discs have been hit by the blaze. Sony is remanufacturing 1.5 million discs that need to be shipped urgently from its manufacturing sites elsewhere in the UK and Austria. It is sending out more discs out direct from its UK manufacturing site to reduce shipping delays. And other home-entertainment distributors have also pitched in offering to help. Read More »

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Metrodome Buys Target Entertainment

The London-based theatrical distributor has bought the TV sales agent/distributor for £800,000 ($1.3 million) – way down on the £10 million which was being talked about before. Instead, Metrodome has promised to invest a further £3 million in Target. Negotiations … Read More »

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Metrodome Calls Off Target Acquisition

The UK film distributor was trying to buy TV company Target Entertainment for £10 million ($15 million), but neither side could agree. Endemol or US companies — keen to take advantage of the weak pound – could still buy Target, … Read More »

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Metrodome Buying Target Entertainment

Target_EntertainmentThe UK publicly-listed distributor has had its shares suspended pending reverse takeover talks with Target Entertainment, the TV distributor. Metrodome is paying £10 million ($15 million) for Target, which has a library of 6,000 hours of programming. Target bought Greenlit Rights, … Read More »

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