This year's Paris Cinema Intl. Film Festival will unspool with a wide-ranging all-night screenings series.
Stats from FIFA.com, the website of the international soccer org that runs the tournament, confirm that digital viewing is building fast on computers and mobile devices, including smartphones.
French helmer Kim Chapiron's gritty prison drama "Dog Pound" has been acquired by New York-based Elephant Eye for U.S. distribution.
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$29.9M Sony / Screen Gems -11.16%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$557,622 Cumulative:$308.5M Disney -4.92%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$459,663 Cumulative:$18.1M Warner Brothers -9.19%
Big-budget studio fare and animated auteur titles got equal attention at France's Annecy Animation Festival, with animators from around the world gathering to discuss the future of toondom.
French pubcaster France Televisions has bought three 3D animated series, "Charlot," "Peter Pan" and "Loopdidoo's Zany Christmas," which will screen in 3D on the pubaster's web platform.
NBC Universal's "30 Rock" and Lionsgate's "Mad Men" won international producer kudos for comedy and drama respectively at the 50th Monte Carlo TV Festival, which closed Thursday night.
"Fox" earns plaudits at a fest which is swamped by animation school students from France and beyond.
Up-and-coming French VFX and toon shingle Chez Eddy is developing two comedy animated skeins, "Les Zarbs" (Treez) and "Seule en Solo" (Solo Me), for Canal Plus and Orange.