Tough times have seen one major TV casualty in France -- daily soaps.
Merci Luc, merci James. France is a few weeks away from its biggest box office trawl in history.
Jacques Audiard's crime drama "A Prophet" was awarded the Louis Delluc prize.
Pyramide has taken all rights to France on Michael Rowe's Mexican drama "Leap Year."
Hard-boiled crime drama "Mafiosa," one of Canal Plus' most popular original skeins, took the TV France Intl. fiction series export award at the 16th French Film and TV Producers Assn. Awards, which…
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Spain's Telecinco Cinema, two of the most powerful production houses in Europe, are on a B.O. high.
Colifilms Diffusion has taken all French rights to "Adama Meshuga'at" (Sweet Mud), the second feature film from Israeli filmmaker Dror Shaul.
Chicago-based company Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Marco Amenta's crime drama "The Sicilian Girl." Pic is based on the tragic life of Rita Atria, who broke the mafia's code of silence…
Gallic arthouse mini-major Pyramide Films has taken distribution rights to Diego Lerman's "Moral Sciences" and Patricio Guzman's "Nostalgia for the Light" in France, a key specialty film market.
Amid the current economic downturn, Gallic indie producer Philippe Rousselet has achieved an epic feat: He raised $200 million and launched a Los Angeles-based production company, Vendome Pictures.