Gallic actor Romain Duris has been cast to play a powerful but twisted attorney in EuropaCorp's next French-language pic, "L'Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie" (The Man Who Wanted to Live His Life).
Greek drama "Dogtooth" has been picked up by New York-based Kino Intl. for U.S. distribution.
Gallic shingle Java Films' "Babies Made in India" topped the list of most-watched docus at the 15th TV France Intl. Rendez-Vous, which wrapped Thursday in Biarritz.
Franco-German pubcaster and MVC, Docside and Indigenes to produce four-part docu-drama series.
France's big indies are forging new strategies as the international distribution market constricts.
French TV fiction sales and presales hit $61 million in 2008, the highest figure since 2000.
New York-based distrib company Zeitgeist Films has nabbed North American rights to Belgium stop-motion toon "A Town Called Panic," helmed by Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar.
The Smithsonian Channel has acquired U.S. pay TV rights to Gallic docu series "Apocalypse: The Second World War."
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