Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Spain's Telecinco Cinema, two of the most powerful production houses in Europe, are on a B.O. high.
Colifilms Diffusion has taken all French rights to "Adama Meshuga'at" (Sweet Mud), the second feature film from Israeli filmmaker Dror Shaul.
Chicago-based company Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Marco Amenta's crime drama "The Sicilian Girl." Pic is based on the tragic life of Rita Atria, who broke the mafia's code of silence…
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$29.9M Sony / Screen Gems -11.16%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$557,622 Cumulative:$308.5M Disney -4.92%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$459,663 Cumulative:$18.1M Warner Brothers -9.19%
Gallic arthouse mini-major Pyramide Films has taken distribution rights to Diego Lerman's "Moral Sciences" and Patricio Guzman's "Nostalgia for the Light" in France, a key specialty film market.
Amid the current economic downturn, Gallic indie producer Philippe Rousselet has achieved an epic feat: He raised $200 million and launched a Los Angeles-based production company, Vendome Pictures.
The weekend will likely bring in record revenues at the domestic box office.
"New Moon" is already glowing in Europe, auguring well for its U.S. bow Friday.
As the music biz continues to struggle with declining CD sales and changing business paradigms, veteran and emerging players will be gathering in late January at Midem in Cannes to take stock.
Gallic TV promotional org TV France Intl. (TVFI) is sailing to Latin America along with key Gallic sales companies to launch a screening showcase in Mexico.
Giant Gallic telco France Telecom-Orange sealed an agreement with French trade orgs Tuesday.