While the independent market continues to shrink abroad, France remains a vibrant territory for local and foreign indie pics.
In the U.S., French star Alain Chabat may be best-known as the haughty Napoleon Bonaparte in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," but in Gaul he's the king of comedy.
Gaul's Wild Bunch has picked up multi-territory rights to Paolo Virzi's "The First Beautiful Thing" (La Prima Cosa Bella), Italy's 2010 foreign-language film Oscar entry, in the first sale announced…
"Dirty Diaries," an omnibus of Swedish erotic shorts made by femme filmmakers, has closed a raft of sales deals.
Paris has cemented its position as Europe's arthouse capital with a E2.1 million ($2.9 million) investment to help all 89 arthouse screens in the city switch to digital within five years.
After a slow start, French exhibs are finally embracing alternative content.
Gallic production-distribution powerhouse SND is teaming with its parent company, the broadcaster conglom M6 Group, to make the first stereoscopic 3D "Asterix" toon feature, "Asterix: The Land of the…
Gaul is being whammied by a fresh round of strikes and protests over the government's pension reform plan, which raises the retirement age by two years. The media sector hasn't been spared either.
"Kung Fu Panda" co-director Mark Osborne has been tapped to direct Gallic 3D toon "The Little Prince."
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%