The Cannes Film Festival has tapped Korean helmer-scribe Bong Joon-Ho as jury president of the Camera d'Or.
South Korean multi-hyphenate Lee Chang-Dong and Polish helmer Jerzy Skolimowski will serve as jury presidents at the Cannes Film Festival's Critics' Week.
Paris-based production outfit Les Films d'Ici ("Waltz with Bashir") and Lebanese shingle Nour Prods. ("33 Days") are co-developing Israel-set drama "Three Thousand Nights."
Employment in the French film and TV sector climbed 2% in 2010 to 20,387 permanent jobs, while the number of freelance jobs rose 4% to 122,074, according to Ile de France Film Commission figures…
ITV Studios France has been commissioned by French commercial network TF1 to produce a local version of British format "Four Weddings."
Gallic sales shingle AB Intl. Distribution has inked several sales on Stephane Clavier's comicbook-based adventure drama skein "The Sparrowhawk."
French film board CNC and Brazil's Ancine cinema agency have joined forces to launch a Franco-Brazilian co-production workshop.
Disney France and French broadband company Free have partnered up to launch Disneytek and ABCtek, multi-platform digital TV video services dedicated to Disney and ABC programming.
European media giant Vivendi has inked a pact with U.K. mobile company Vodafone to acquire the group's 44% stake in SFR, one of Gaul's major mobile and broadband companies.
Discovery Networks Intl. has commissioned Darlow Smithson Prods. to produce "MegaQuake: Hour That Shook Japan," a one-hour special examining the recent events that have devastated Japan.
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