On Oct. 12, the crooked cops from "Braquo," a French twist on "The Shield," bowed with a bang during primetime on Canal Plus -- the show broke the channel's records for a French fictional program…
Gaul has a bevy of highly capitalized distributors either backed by TV nets -- StudioCanal, SND, TFM -- or who have a foot in exhibition -- Pathe and Gaumont.
The global economic storm has hit the French vfx and animation studios, leading to a contraction among those companies.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
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%
In an ever-competitive vfx market, Buf is one of the rare companies in France to be regularly tapped by Hollywood studios to create high-end work for tentpoles, such as "The Matrix" trilogy…
While some of Gaul's biggest, most prestigious vfx and toon companies are feeling the pinch, a new breed of smaller companies -- offering low-cost services, including Indigenes Prods., Supamonks and…
The French rebate plan for foreign filmmakers has been approved and is up and running. Capped at $5 million, the 20% rebate applies to live-action or animated movies, miniseries, TV movies and skeins.
Subscriptions to Orange TV's French premium pay TV services Orange Sport and Orange Cinema Series rose 50% to 596,000 through Sept. 30.
Like other Gallic TV nets, Arte France is moving more strongly into drama.
Even as some parts of the French entertainment sector are pulling out of huge commitments to Gallic films, Orange-France Telecom Group is jumping in.
A Paris judge has ruled that Jean-Marie Messier and Edgar Bronfman Jr. must stand trial in France for alleged insider trading, share-price manipulation and other charges during their tenure at the…