A decade after helming the French blockbuster "Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra," Alain Chabat is scoring again with another comicbook-based pic, "Houba: On the Trail of the Marsupilami."
VFX supervisor Michael Fink, who won an Academy Award for "The Golden Compass," has joined BUF, Pierre Buffin' Paris-based visual effects powerhouse.
PARIS -- Les Films d'Ici, the Paris-based docu production shingle behind Ari Folman's "Waltz With Bashir," is launching a production banner dedicated to fiction films, TV series and web formats.
Pathe Films, the European studio behind such Gallic comedy blockbusters as Dany Boon's "Welcome to the Sticks," has rejigged the organization of its Paris-based office with new appointments in key…
PARIS -- Gaumont International Television, the L.A.-based arm of the European mini-major, has sold its high-profile series "Hannibal" to ProSiebenSat.1 Group for its German-speaking and Scandinavian…
PARIS -- Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan will receive the Carosse d'Or prize at Cannes' Directors' Fortnight, which will be helmed by Edouard Waintrop, its new artistic director.
PARIS -- Arte France Droits Audiovisuels, the international sales arm of the Franco-German net, is coming off a busy MipTV.
PARIS -- After bringing a record 12 high-profile docus to Mipdoc and MipTV, California-based Roco Films Intl. has racked up a flurry of sales across its slate.
Celebrating its 51st anniversary, Cannes' Critics' Week has chosen Anamaria Vartolomei, the star of Eva Ionesco's feature debut "Little Princess," to symbolize the sidebar's "eternal youth" on its…
Thanks in part to "The Lorax" and a Chinese historical series, employment in the French film and TV sector climbed 4% in 2011 to 20,633 permanent jobs, while the number of freelance jobs rose 9% to…
Trading on the success of "The Artist" and "The Intouchables," the French film scene is bursting at the seams with comedies designed to not only score at the local box office, but to keep the rest of…