French anti-trust authorities have greenlit pay TV giant Canal Plus' acquisition of a controlling share in Bollore's DTT nets, Direct 8 and Direct Star, Canal Plus' first free-to-air channels.
PARIS -- Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has inked an exclusive three-year output deal with China's Fundamental Films, one of the country's leading distributors.
PARIS -- France's three-year-old anti-piracy law, whose key provisions include the punishment of multiple offenders, seems to have been beneficial for the industry. However, the new government is…
An estimated 69% of Gallic pics budgeted above €10 million ($12.3 million) lensed abroad during the first half of 2012, according to a report unveiled by Ficam, the French technicians association.
French library rights-holders and performers guilds have inked a pact to allow French thesps to seek royalties from DVD and VOD revenues of films theatrically released from 1961 and 1990.
PARIS -- Nearly 10,000 employees have participated in media conglom Vivendi's annual capital increase, buying a record 12.3 million new shares for €126.9 million ($155.6 million), nearly 1% of the…
PARIS - French paybox Canal Plus has boarded Gaumont Intl. Television's "Barbarella," Nicolas Winding Refn's high-profile series based on the French sci-fi comicbook character.
PARIS -- La Cite du Cinema, the €160 million ($195 million) film hub masterminded by French helmer-producer Luc Besson, officially opens its doors in September but it is already up and running.
PARIS -- British helmer Ken Loach will be feted with the Lumiere Award at the Lumiere 2012 Grand Lyon Film Festival, which runs Oct. 15-21.
MADRID Two of Europe's primo production players, Studiocanal and Working Title, are teaming to produce thriller "Two Faces of January," the directorial debut of "Drive" scribe Hossein Amini.
PARIS -- Gaul's Gaumont is set to restore and digitize 270 classic films in high-resolution.