Adding to Paris' vibrant sales agency hub, Violaine Pichon and Pape Boye are launching Versatile, an international sales company.
Gaul's Compagnie des Phares et Balises and Babylone Prods. have acquired rights to Cuban Leonardo Padura's bestseller "The Man Who Loved Dogs" and plan an English-language bigscreen adaptation.
The SND-backed "Yves Saint Laurent" has proven to be one of the hot French title hitting this year's EFM.
Cohen Media Group has closed U.S. distribution on Emmanuelle Bercot's Catherine Deneuve starrer "On My Way" ahead of its Berlin competition world premiere Friday.
Studiocanal has pre-sold Ethan and Joel Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" to Italian distrib Lucky Red.
Eric Lagesse's Pyramide Intl. has closed a flurry of deals on Argentinean Lucia Puenzo's "Wakolda," Manoel de Oliveira's "Gebo and the Shadow" and Jeanne Moreau starrer "A Lady in Paris."
French-Algerian helmer-producer Rachid Bouchareb is set to produce "Meurtre entre soeurs," the feature debut of French star Sami Bouajila.
Ralph Fiennes is in advanced discussions to topline James Foley's fantasy drama-romance "Sands."
Adrien Brody is in talks to topline "Cannes," an ensemble dramedy set against the backdrop of the Cannes Film Festival.
Loic Magneron's Paris-based Wide Management has inked a raft of sales across its lineup at the midpoint of the European Film Market.
Following in the footsteps of Luis Bunuel and Jean Renoir, French vet helmer Benoit Jacquot, who's latest film "Farewell, My Queen" is nominated for 10 Cesar film awards in France, is set to helm…