Grossing more money in Gaul ($155.90 million as of April 21) than in any other country beside the U.S., "Avatar" has turned France into Europe's digital frontrunner.
In 2009, an avalanche of Hollywood 3D tentpoles, including "Avatar" and "Ice Age 3," drove the French B.O. to an all-time record high with €1.2 billion ($1.8 billion) from some 200 million…
French producer MK2 will exec produce the $25 million pic.
After numerous false starts, Walter Salles and Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1957 cult novel, "On the Road," is finally on the path to production.
Reflecting yet further growth at Euro major StudioCanal, Shyama Friedenson has been tapped as exec VP of international marketing.
Damaged beachfront eateries include the Carlton, Martinez and Miramar.
Franco-Tunisian thesp Sami Bouajila will topline in "Omar Raddad," which will be directed by Roschdy Zem, Bouajila's co-star in "Outside of the Law."
Cannes is the latest among festivals giving viewers a chance to watch fest titles at home
As the economy rebounds and the euro dips, the Cannes film market is seeing a 5% boost in attendance, says confab topper Jerome Paillard.
Banijay Intl. is launching its first multi-platform format, "Dilemma."
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp is teaming up with French outfit Zagtoon to adapt "Arthur and the Invisibles" into a toon series.