Animated features travel better than live-action pics
Wip Studios and Chez Eddy move from ads to features
Omar Sy, who grew up in the projects, had made a dozen films before being offered his first leading role in the French box-office sensation "The Intouchables."
Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to play notorious Colombian cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar in "Paradise Lost," a Panama-set €20 million ($25 million) thriller romance produced by Dimitri…
Paris-based Diaphana has acquired French distribution rights to Quentin Dupieux's L.A.-set "Realite."
Gaul is set to amend its tax incentives to attract more film and TV productions and boost its ailing economy.
The French media's reaction to President Obama's re-election could be summed up in one word of relief: Ouf! (or, in English, "Phew!").
HBO has nabbed North American remake rights to Canal Plus' brothel-set costume drama "Maison Close," and has tapped Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson's Leverage to produce the English-language pilot.
Pathe Intl., one of Europe's leading sales companies, has kick-started sales on Stephen Frears' "Philomena" while closing deals on the rest of its AFM slate.
Once largely dominated by U.S. studios, the remakes business has expanded in the past few years, attracting a fresh breed of industryites looking to explore diverse international grounds.
The late mystery novelist Georges Simenon, best known for his fictional pipe-smoking invention police detective Commissaire Maigret, will be celebrated at the Remakes Market.