ANNECY -- New York-based indie animation distributor GKids has acquired North American rights to "From Up On Poppy Hill," the latest release from Japan's Studio Ghibli.
ANNECY -- British thesp Rebecca Hall ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") will topline Gallic helmer Patrice Leconte's romantic drama "A Promise," adapted from Stefan Zweig's novella "Journey into the Past."…
ANNECY -- Former Disney animators Paul and Gaetan Brizzi will direct toon feature "L'automne a Pekin," an adaptation of Boris Vian's novel set up at Didier Brunner's Paris-based Les Armateurs…
ANNECY -- French vidgame, publishing and production house Ankama has closed key European licensing deals on its animated series "Wakfu."
Like their American colleagues, Euro filmmakers are exploring the form's possibilities.
PARIS In time for Gaul's Annecy Animation Film Festival, which kicks off today, New York-based GKids has acquired a pair of critically acclaimed French toons: Joann Sfar's "The Rabbi's Cat," which…
The 52nd Annecy Animation Film Festival kicks off Monday with a varied U.S. major presence plus strong signs that animation, once the preserve of studios, is now a global enterprise.
PARIS -- French group TF1 has bagged an eclectic mix of four English-language indie projects for Gallic distribution from Cannes.
Gallic distribs Metropolitan Filmexport, Wild Bunch and Mars pre-bought some of the bigger-budgeted, high-profile U.S. projects shopped at the Cannes Film Market.
Chilean Pablo Larrain's ''No,'' the first investment by Jeff Skoll's Participant Media in a foreign-language film, swept the top Art Cinema Award at Cannes' 44th Directors' Fortnight.
Paris-based Euro mini-major Wild Bunch has struck scores of mid-week sales on a powerful Cannes slate that includes Brian De Palma's "Passion," Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties" and three competition…