L.A.-based French lovefest City of Lights, City of Angels will unveil a broad range of comedies, underscoring an upsurge in script-driven laffers with crossover potential.
Zodiak Rights has closed a flurry of sales on "WikiLeaks: War, Lies and Videotape" at Mip TV, which wrapped Thursday in Cannes.
"Carlos" producer Daniel Leconte is developing "Vol 77" (Flight 77), a docu turning on the American Airlines plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.
The Cannes Film Festival has tapped Korean helmer-scribe Bong Joon-Ho as jury president of the Camera d'Or.
South Korean multi-hyphenate Lee Chang-Dong and Polish helmer Jerzy Skolimowski will serve as jury presidents at the Cannes Film Festival's Critics' Week.
Paris-based production outfit Les Films d'Ici ("Waltz with Bashir") and Lebanese shingle Nour Prods. ("33 Days") are co-developing Israel-set drama "Three Thousand Nights."
Employment in the French film and TV sector climbed 2% in 2010 to 20,387 permanent jobs, while the number of freelance jobs rose 4% to 122,074, according to Ile de France Film Commission figures…
ITV Studios France has been commissioned by French commercial network TF1 to produce a local version of British format "Four Weddings."
Gallic sales shingle AB Intl. Distribution has inked several sales on Stephane Clavier's comicbook-based adventure drama skein "The Sparrowhawk."
French film board CNC and Brazil's Ancine cinema agency have joined forces to launch a Franco-Brazilian co-production workshop.