Hit by the economic meltdown, French TV exports dipped 9.7% to $176.2 million last year, according to figures unveiled at the TVFI Biarritz Rendez-Vous on Thursday.
Gallic mini-major MK2 is taking its production and exhibition ambitions to the next level.
"Terrorism," a three-part docu produced by Daniel Leconte ("Carlos"), is luring buyers at the TVFI Rendez-Vous in Biarritz.
French film maestro Jean-Luc Godard won't attend the Nov. 13 ceremony to collect his honorary Oscar.
If he'd stuck to his training, Lionel Gallat would be more concerned with time signatures or comicbook panels than with storyboards and depth budgets.
In Hollywood, 3D is for family-oriented spectacles and low-budget suspensers, with little in between.
Franco-German net Arte has inked a raft of sales on Gallic helmer Loic Prigent's "The Day Before," a lifestyle mag co-produced by the Sundance Channel.
French film, TV board launches conversion system to help more than 1,000 screens switch to digital.
"Potiche" drew guffaws and final applause -- rare at Venice -- at Saturday morning screening.
On the Lido with Alex de la Iglesia's "Balada triste," which plays in competition on Monday, France's Backup Films, a pic consultancy-turned-investor, is stepping up to the plate.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.7M Cumulative:$167.1M Disney 36.50%
Rio 22Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$46.3M Fox 59.74%
Draft Day3Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$11.9M Lionsgate / Summit 43.09%