By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

TV doldrums dampen AFM sales business

Some 46 years ago, a budding rights-trader pursued the German television rights to Federico Fellini's La Strada, borrowing 25,000 Deutschmarks from his wife in order to complete the acquisition and kick-start what would much later become one of Europe's pivotal media empires. Today, the $6bn debt albatross that now hangs around the neck of that stealthy buyer, Leo Kirch, is one of the reasons why the independent film business arena has sunk to one of its cyclical low-points.

Restricted Content

Registration is required to read the entire article and to gain access to other restricted areas of the website

This content is for registered users only

To check that you are registered please enter your email address below

Our records show you are already a registered user. Please sign-in with your password...

By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Not a Screen International subscriber?

Sign up today for immediate and complete access to ScreenDaily.com and Screen International magazine for as little as £19.95 a month!

newsletter+promo