The French anti-trust board has suspended its approval of Canal Plus Group's merger with pay TV operator TPS, and fined the paybox group Euros 30 million ($41 million) for breaching its commitments.
Paris-based film and TV news website Allocine unveiled its game plan for its new TV channel Tuesday.
Gallic sales agent, distributor and producer Wild Bunch has acquired a majority stake in Spanish independent distributor Vertigo Films.
France Televisions Distribution, the international sales arm of the French pubcaster, has inked video-on-demand pacts with Sony and Hulu.
Documentaries not only made a big splash onscreen in theaters at Toronto, but also offscreen, in deal memos.
It may be a small-budget dramedy with a little-known cast, but Valerie Donzelli's "Declaration of War" has already conquered French audiences and film reviewers alike.
Valerie Donzelli's "Declaration of War" has been selected to represent France in the foreign-language Oscar race.
Paul Verhoeven and Werner Herzog are among a number of filmmakers attending Mipcom, the international TV mart that kicks off in Cannes on Oct. 3.
Rolling off TV France International's Rendez-Vous in Biarritz, Moonscoop has closed a flurry of pre-sales on toon series "Casper's Scare School's" second season.
Canadian distrib KinoSmith has nabbed all rights to Atea and Mohamed Al Daradji's "In My Mother's Arms."
French mini-major Gaumont is stepping into international TV production and distribution with the launch of Gaumont Intl. Television, an L.A.-based indie studio.