Japanese director Isao Yukisada's "Go" won the Golden Star Sunday night at the second annual Marrakech Intl. Film Festival. The top fest honor was presented by Gallic thesp Emmanuelle Beart at the…
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The second Marrakech Film Fest closed Sunday, 10 days after workers broke ground on a local film studio financed by Universal, Fox and Dino Di Laurentiis.
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Theo Angelopoulos sits on the terrace of the Hotel des Bains, sipping a cappuccino and checking his arm for blotches. "I have psychosomatic problems," he tells Variety, in perfect French. "Between…
Despite the media recession and fallout from last Sept. 11's terrorist attacks, 35% more TV programs debuted between September 2001 and May 2002 in Western Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
Sales of French TV shows abroad remained stable in 2001 but international co-productions and pre-sales increased by double digits, according to a report released Tuesday at the annual French TV…
Two Gallic icons, rocker Johnny Hallyday and actor Jean Rochefort, were feted at an intimate dinner Sept. 2 in the garden of the Quattro Fontane hotel on Venice's Lido.
Canal Plus prexy Dominique Farrugia surprised the industry Thursday by upping a TF1 exec to head of fiction at the paybox, despite earlier vows to model the feevee on HBO's formula of writer-driven…
TF1 and its conservative longtime prexy, Patrick Le Lay, are in expansion mode. TF1 has its eye on part of the Kirch Media empire. All this speculation about big-buck acquisitions has investors…
Franco Bernabe, topper of the Venice Biennale, the art and cultural organization that runs the Venice Film Festival, says "a combination of crisis and competition has hurt Venice since the 1960s" and…
Downtown Pictures topper Marco Muller announced Saturday he has signed a two-year, first-look deal with Italy's RAI Cinema for his company's slate of features and docs.