Animated features travel better than live-action pics
Omar Sy, who grew up in the projects, had made a dozen films before being offered his first leading role in the French box-office sensation "The Intouchables."
Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to play notorious Colombian cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar in "Paradise Lost," a Panama-set €20 million ($25 million) thriller romance produced by Dimitri…
Paris-based Diaphana has acquired French distribution rights to Quentin Dupieux's L.A.-set "Realite."
Gaul is set to amend its tax incentives to attract more film and TV productions and boost its ailing economy.
The French media's reaction to President Obama's re-election could be summed up in one word of relief: Ouf! (or, in English, "Phew!").
HBO has nabbed North American remake rights to Canal Plus' brothel-set costume drama "Maison Close," and has tapped Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson's Leverage to produce the English-language pilot.
Pathe Intl., one of Europe's leading sales companies, has kick-started sales on Stephen Frears' "Philomena" while closing deals on the rest of its AFM slate.
The late mystery novelist Georges Simenon, best known for his fictional pipe-smoking invention police detective Commissaire Maigret, will be celebrated at the Remakes Market.
Once largely dominated by U.S. studios, the remakes business has expanded in the past few years, attracting a fresh breed of industryites looking to explore diverse international grounds.
Mexico City and L.A.-based Canana will produce "Paraiso," the second film by Mariana Chenillo whose debut "5 Days Without Nora" marked her as one of most interesting commercial helmers working in…