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…
The forecast calls for lots of rain.
Confirming early details of its 2010-11 lineup, giant Gallic paybox Canal Plus has acquired upcoming U.S. dramas "The Event" and "Body of Proof."
"A Prophet" star Tahar Rahim is set to topline in Ismael Ferroukhi's "Free Men."
Local pics managed to pull high numbers at the B.O., keeping Gaul's local market share fairly stable.
Gallic thesp Isabelle Huppert ("White Material") is set to topline in "Captured," Brillante Mendoza's follow up to "Lola."
Chinese helmer Lu Zhang's "Dooman River" topped kudos at the 8th Paris Cinema Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Monday.
NBC Universal and StudioCanal, one of Europe's biggest film companies, have re-upped on two distribution pacts.
France's Carrere Group, one of Gaul's biggest TV producers, has been placed in liquidation.