The fact that a French company's producing "Iron Man" -- or that France's Moonscoop is making toon skein "The Fantastic Four" with Marvel -- is a mark of the growth of Gallic toons.
Pay TV channel Canal Plus is mixing up socially minded French fiction series and docs with big-budget, dark-edged skeins for its upcoming season lineup.
French TV fiction producers, inspired by hit hard-boiled U.S. skeins, have jumped into the genre game in a big way, remaking the look of Gallic shows and finding ratings and sales success.
French TV production and distribution powerhouse Marathon is developing a sequel to thriller miniseries "Dolmen," which scored record ratings for TF1 in 2005.
David Cronenberg is teaming up with Portuguese producer Paulo Branco to bring Don Delillo's novel "Cosmopolis" to the screen.
While other Gallic TV operators are cutting back, paybox giant Canal Plus Group is ramping up original programming.
French helmer Claude Chabrol ("Bellamy") is set to direct "Le Fauteuil hante" (The Haunted Chair), a TV crime drama series based on a 1909 classic Gallic novel penned by Gaston Leroux ("The Phantom…
Kazakh helmer George Ovashvili's directorial debut, "The Other Bank," nabbed the jury award at the 7th Paris Cinema Film Festival on Monday.
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