While Hollywood centers its business model around blockbusters at the expense of mid-budget adult-skewing films, Europe's biggest movie companies have been taking up the slack, with hefty rewards.
A BBC journo-turned-TV vet, David Frank has accomplished what most entrepreneurs can only dream of: He sold his company for a multimillion-dollar profit, and became CEO of the company that bought him…
PARIS -- Revenues from video-on-demand transactions in France rose more than 50% last year to an estimated $302 million, while sales of DVD and Blu-ray discs fell 9% to an estimated $1.65 billion.
In the run-up to the Feb. 7-10 Kidscreen Summit in New York, Jeremy Zag's French animation production company Univergroup is launching a film division, Zagtoon Pictures, and is partnering with…
LONDON -- Picturehouse Ent. and Revolver Ent. have joined forces to acquire U.K. rights for two Sundance world preems "Liberal Arts" and "The Imposter."
PARIS -- Maiwenn's ensemble cop drama "Polisse" leads the race for France's Cesars with 13 nominations, which were announced Friday by Gaul's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
PARIS -- Tribeca Films has nabbed U.S. distribution rights to Irish helmer Thaddeus O'Sullivan's "Stella Days," starring Martin Sheen, from Paris-based Films Distribution.
PARIS -- Technicolor is aiming to become a key player in France's post-production and film distribution biz with the acquisition of a number of the bankrupt Quinta Industries' subsidiaries.
France's "Zarafa," Spain's "Wrinkles" and Iceland's "Legends of Valhalla: Thor" are among 50 toons and projects set to unspool at the 14th Cartoon Movie, one of Europe's leading animation markets.
At this year's Paris Rendez-vous, the French film showcase backed by Gaul's Unifrance, all eyes were on filmgoers in Germany.