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."
Gallic docu sales company 10 Francs is diversifying into formats and fiction, general manager Guy Knafo announced at France Television Intl.'s Biarritz Rendez-Vous Tuesday.
French documentary filmmaker Christian Poveda has been shot dead in El Salvador.
A risk taker and a meticulous filmmaker, Jacques Audiard took three years to make "A Prophet," a thriller that touches on sensitive subjects like immigration and race relations in France.
French docu "That Should Not Be" has been picked up by the New York-based production and distribution shingle First Run Features.
Europe's richest international film promotion org is under new management. Regine Hatchondo, the energetic former cultural adviser to Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, boarded Unifrance as its executive…
EuropaCorp co-founders Luc Besson and Pierre-Ange Le Pogam have tapped former StudioCanal production topper Nathalie Bloch-Laine to join the production team and boost the number of films the company…
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