Edouard Waintrop has come on board to take the helm of the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.
While French TV networks, TF1, M6 and Canal Plus have ramped up their offer of U.S. skeins and/or original programming, the number of films broadcast on those nets reached a decade-low in 2010.
Sony Pictures Television Distribution has inked an all-rights volume deal giving Gallic commercial net TF1 a first-look option on Sony series, library titles and TV movies.
Portuguese grand master Manoel de Oliveira is set to direct French-language period drama ''O Gebo e a sombra'' (Gebo and the Shadow).
Ending months of speculation, Gallic paybox Canal Plus Group and telco giant Orange have unveiled the final details of their new strategic alliance.
Midem, the 44-year-old international music market, is reinventing itself, targeting new demos with a 30% price reduction for participants.
Gallic shingle Les Films d'Ici, which had an arthouse hit with "Waltz with Bashir," is ramping up its animation production with two hybrid live-action/toon features, "The Last Hijack" and "Mister Wu."
Gallic thesp-turned-helmer Valerie Donzelli's heartfelt drama "Declaration of War" swept the top kudos at Paris Cinema Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Monday in the French capital.
Emerging filmmakers operating on shoestring budgets have a friend at two-day co-production forum FIDlab.
As international broadcasters hunt for the next hit drama, Paris-based Lagardere Entertainment's Atlantique Prods. is carving itself a leading position in Europe's TV landscape with "Borgia" and…