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.
How does a French news agency move from hard-nosed reporting to producing "Versailles," a high-budget, English-language historical series?
Luc Besson's 10-year-old EuropaCorp has conquered world markets, producing four $100 million-plus worldwide grossers in the last five years.
Shukhrat Karimov's "The Gaulish Village," Ernesto Contreras' "I Dream in Another Language" and Pablo Fendrik's "Smoke Men" were just some of the standouts at the 8th Paris Project film financing…
Spain's Bitart New Media and Ilusion Optica, the companies behind Roberto Caston's Berlin sales hit "Ander," are reteaming on Caston's sophomore pic, "Los Tontos y los estupidos."
Longterm Luc Besson associate Christophe Lambert has been tapped as the new CEO of EuropaCorp, Besson's production, distribution and international sales powerhouse.
Two of Latin America's most striking directorial talents, Argentina's Pablo Fendrik and Lucia Puenzo, have teamed to write suspenser "Hombres de humo" (Smoke Men).