French film, TV board launches conversion system to help more than 1,000 screens switch to digital.
"Potiche" drew guffaws and final applause -- rare at Venice -- at Saturday morning screening.
On the Lido with Alex de la Iglesia's "Balada triste," which plays in competition on Monday, France's Backup Films, a pic consultancy-turned-investor, is stepping up to the plate.
An outspoken gatekeeper of arthouse cinema, Eric Lagesse, owner of Paris-based distribution and sales outfit Pyramide Distribution, backs up his tough talk with action.
The dearth of local and international financing sources has weakened the Gallic film industry, according to a CNC report unveiled Thursday.
As President Obama attempts to re-launch a Middle East peace process, more than one question at the press conference for Julian Schnabel's "Miral," world preeming at Venice in competition today, is…
With Catherine Breillat's fairy-tale reboot "Sleeping Beauty" opening Venice's Horizons, France's Pyramide is back on the Lido.
He says he can't drink. But vet French director Bertrand Blier might be tempted to crack open a good Premier Cru given the Gallic bow of "The Clink of Ice."
With film markets facing a shaky future, some of France's high-profile production outfits are diversifying.
A mix of edgy new dramas, costumers, docus and bestsellers will stand out at this year's Rendez-Vous in Biarritz, a warmup for Mipcom.
Spanish gore pics Paco Plaza's "REC Genesis" and Jaume Balaguero's "REC Apocalypse,"the last two pics in the hit zombie franchise, have been acquired by Le Pacte and Wild Side Films for French…