Admissions for French films abroad last year jumped 17% to a record 78 million, according to statistics unveiled Friday.
Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche, who broke through with the Cesar-winning "The Secret of the Grain," will direct historical biopic "Black Venus."
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Chicago-based Music Box Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Martin Provost's "Seraphine," the biopic of the difficult and ultimately tragic life of French painter Seraphine de Senlis.
Comicbook artist Joann Sfar, who was recently tapped to direct "Gainsbourg, Vie Heroique," has also taken on helming duties on a 2-D toon based on his most popular novel, "The Rabbi's Cat."
French production and sales company Wide Management has closed a large number of foreign deals, proving that the international sales biz is still alive and kicking.
Vet actor Provost has been propelled into the international spotlight with "Seraphine," a biopic of painter Seraphine de Senlis that Provost wrote and directed. Pic's kudos count includes the Louis…
Sobelman has scored this year with European co-productions, such as Solveig Anspach's funky Icelandic road movie "Back Soon," which closed Locarno, winning Variety's Piazza Grande Award.
December's big-budget comic adaptation "Largo Winch" is a major step up for Gastaldo. "I've always wanted to handle this type of heavyweight film," says Gastaldo, who's already prepping a sequel. "I…
Frederic Corvez launched U Media in 2004, distributing catalog pics in Gaul before turning it into an international sales shingle last summer, repping a wide variety of foreign arthouse and French…
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