PARIS -- Gaul's Banijay Group has acquired a majority stake in Australian producer Screentime, including its New Zealand subsidiary and its distribution affiliate in Ireland.
Spanish filmmaker David Victori's short, "The Guilt," has nabbed the grand prize of Your Film Festival, a newly launched online competition whose jury includes Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender.
Celluloid Dreams has taken international rights outside Italy to Daniele Luchetti's comedy "Mythological Story of My Family," produced by Cattleya.
Epicentre, a Paris-based producer-distrib and DVD publisher, has acquired Venice out-of-competition player "Lullaby to My Father," a documentary by Israel's Amos Gitai.
PARIS -- Giant French conglom Vivendi saw profits dip in the first half of 2012 as declines at vidgame arm Activision Blizzard offset upticks in Universal Music and Canal Plus.
Fabio Conversi, the charismatic Italian expat behind Paris-based Babe Films and distribution banner Bellissima, has been an ally to some of Italy's most applauded contemporary filmmakers, including…
Pretty Pictures in France has picked up Haifaa Al Mansour's Horizons competition title "Wadjda."
Underscoring the popularity of Austrian helmer Ulrich Seidl on the arthouse circuit, Philippe Bober's Coproduction Office has inked a flurry of sales deals on the director's "Paradise" trilogy.
Gaul's Wild Bunch is coming of age -- not only as a leading sales agent but also as a financier, producer, distributor and adviser to an exciting generation of French indie producers.
Rolling off comedies "Nothing to Declare" and "Welcome to the Sticks," French thesp-turned-helmer Dany Boon is developing "Super condriaque."
Locarno Film Festival artistic topper Olivier Pere has ankled to become managing director of Arte France Cinema, the film division of Franco-German net Arte.