French pics continue to rack up sales
PARIS -- "The Artist" helmer Michel Hazanavicius is to take his first major acting role in "Jacky au royaume des filles" (Jacky in Women's Kingdom), a satirical laffer penned and directed by…
PARIS -- President Francois Hollande's government is facing its first opposition from the local film and TV industry over its plan to divert €150 million ($189 million) from national film and TV…
Harvey Weinstein, hailed as a national hero in France since "The Artist" won six Oscars, will be at the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes in October, where he will deliver a keynote speech and unveil the…
PARIS -- Zodiak Kids has closed a raft of deals on Zodiak-owned Marathon Media's hit toon series "Totally Spies," Gaul's longest-running animated show.
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…