Gregoire Gensollen has joined FilmNation Entertainment as VP of international distribution and strategy.
"Amelie" helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet has picked up film rights to Reif Larsen's debut novel "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet" as well as "Red Leaves" by Thomas H. Cook.
Tom Fontana's period crime drama "Borgia" has been acquired for Spain (Cosmopolitan TV), Russia (Domashniy), Poland (Canal Plus), Israel (DBS), Benelux (Dutch Filmworks) and Norway (TV2).
European documentary filmmakers have jumped into 3D technology, with Gedeon 3D leading the charge.
Tunisian helmer Kaouther Hania's "Challatt of Tunis" nabbed one of the International Projects Showcase awards at Sunny Side of the Doc, which wrapped Friday in La Rochelle, France.
French sales shingle Wide Management has closed further territories on "This Is Not a Film," "American Translation," "Fear of Falling" and "Olivier Sherman."
Crowdfunding website People for Cinema and Warner Bros. France have partnered to launch script competish The Pitch Factory. People for Cinema will produce the winning entry and WB will distribute the…
French paybox Canal Plus has upped its budget for pre-buys of French docus by 14% to Euros 14.4 million ($20.5 million) for 2012.
Franco-German net Arte has joined forces with Euro partners to produce "Shadow Fighters" and "Farewell Comrades," two multimedia docu series turning on Nazism and Communism in Europe, respectively.
French thesp Gerard Depardieu will receive the third Prix Lumiere at October's Lumiere 2011 Grand Lyon Film Festival.
Lagardere Entertainment's sales arm, Europe Images Intl., has closed a raft of territories on "Twice," a docu produced by Japanese broadcaster NHK.