The WGA has tapped four U.S. scripters to participate in Autumn Stories, a six-week residence program in France set up by the Franco-American Cultural Fund and the Ile de France Film Commission.
French thesp Jean Dujardin, star of the hit comedy franchise "OSS 177," is to topline Bertrand Blier's dark comedy "Le Bruit des Glacons" (The Sound of Ice Cubes).
Launched a year ago by Paris-based Interactifactory, "Toobo," the first CGI-animated weather report for kids, has become a hit on Gallic DTT nets.
France, Sweden, Finland and South Africa have chosen pics for consideration for an Oscar nomination in the foreign-language category.
Prison thriller "A Prophet" has been selected to represent France in the foreign-language film category at the Academy Awards.
Gerard Depardieu will star in helmer Jean Becker's "La Tete en friche."
Gallic actor Romain Duris has been cast to play a powerful but twisted attorney in EuropaCorp's next French-language pic, "L'Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie" (The Man Who Wanted to Live His Life).
Greek drama "Dogtooth" has been picked up by New York-based Kino Intl. for U.S. distribution.
Gallic shingle Java Films' "Babies Made in India" topped the list of most-watched docus at the 15th TV France Intl. Rendez-Vous, which wrapped Thursday in Biarritz.
Venice competition title "Lourdes" has been acquired by New York-based Palisades Tartan for U.S. distribution.
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