French paybox Canal Plus has upped its budget for pre-buys of French docus by 14% to Euros 14.4 million ($20.5 million) for 2012.
Franco-German net Arte has joined forces with Euro partners to produce "Shadow Fighters" and "Farewell Comrades," two multimedia docu series turning on Nazism and Communism in Europe, respectively.
French thesp Gerard Depardieu will receive the third Prix Lumiere at October's Lumiere 2011 Grand Lyon Film Festival.
Lagardere Entertainment's sales arm, Europe Images Intl., has closed a raft of territories on "Twice," a docu produced by Japanese broadcaster NHK.
Gallic docu feature "Oceans" and TV docu-series "Apocalypse" have nabbed the Sunny Side Doc Awards at the international mart Sunny Side of the Doc, which bowed on Monday in La Rochelle.
Frederic Boyer won't be back as artistic director of Directors' Fortnight in Cannes after many critics deemed his selection this year as disappointing.
Paris-based docu sales shingle Wide House has inked a bevy of deals on "The Black Power Mixtape," Goran Olsson's docu depicting the rise and fall of the Black Power movement during the 60s and 70s.
MipJunior, the showcase of youth programs, is shaking things up.
A content-driven rendez-vous for the international documentary business, the 21-year-old Sunny Side of the Doc, in France's La Rochelle, has become one of the world's top co-prod forums and…
Jean-Pierre Gardelli's Bodega Films has licensed all French rights to Carlos Saura's "Flamenco, Flamenco."
Paris-based Les Films Singuliers has taken all French rights to Lluis Galter's feature debut "Caracremada," a fiction film with a near-documentary edge set high in the Catalan sierra.