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Malta ups cash rebate to 27%

The Maltese Government has announced a substantial increase in the cash rebates to filmmakers.

Richard Desmond

Discovery on brink of Channel 5 deal

Discovery Communications and BSkyB are poised to announce a £350m deal to acquire UK broadcaster Channel 5 from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, according to Screen’s sister publication Broadcast.


Seventh Son, Warcraft gets Chinese backing

China Film Co has put money into its first Hollywood films, paying what is believed to be in excess of an eight-figure equity investment in the pair of Legendary projects.


UK film finance: BFI backs joined-up approach

A new joint-venture scheme from the BFI aims to drive up investment in UK independent films by helping producers and distributors to share the risks and rewards of distribution.