French media groups Lagardere and Vivendi are engaged in a legal battle over the cash management of their Canal Plus France pay TV venture.
Building on their strong partnership, Studiocanal has boarded Les Armateurs' "French Riviera," one of Europe's most ambitious feature toon projects.
French actress Lea Seydoux has been cast as Loulou de la Falaise in Bertrand Bonello's "Yves Saint Laurent."
Wide Management has acquired international sales rights to "The Children's Republic," Flora Gomes' West Africa-set drama about child soldiers, and Berlin Forum player "Cold Bloom," directed by…
Adding to Paris' vibrant sales agency hub, Violaine Pichon and Pape Boye are launching Versatile, an international sales company.
Gaul's Compagnie des Phares et Balises and Babylone Prods. have acquired rights to Cuban Leonardo Padura's bestseller "The Man Who Loved Dogs" and plan an English-language bigscreen adaptation.
The SND-backed "Yves Saint Laurent" has proven to be one of the hot French title hitting this year's EFM.
Cohen Media Group has closed U.S. distribution on Emmanuelle Bercot's Catherine Deneuve starrer "On My Way" ahead of its Berlin competition world premiere Friday.
Studiocanal has pre-sold Ethan and Joel Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" to Italian distrib Lucky Red.
Eric Lagesse's Pyramide Intl. has closed a flurry of deals on Argentinean Lucia Puenzo's "Wakolda," Manoel de Oliveira's "Gebo and the Shadow" and Jeanne Moreau starrer "A Lady in Paris."
French-Algerian helmer-producer Rachid Bouchareb is set to produce "Meurtre entre soeurs," the feature debut of French star Sami Bouajila.