EuropaCorp founder Luc Besson announced that the company has entered the TV production biz at a Paris presentation of annual results.
Gallic pubcaster France 2 may have a hit on its hands: "Fais pas ci, fais pas ca" ("Desperate Parents").
Gallic telco giant France Telecom-Orange is to launch a video-on-demand website called Welles.
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$25.9M Sony / Screen Gems -71.48%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$578,865 Cumulative:$306.6M Disney -72.21%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$522,465 Cumulative:$16.4M Warner Brothers -87.42%
Canal Plus is thinking outside the box. The Gallic giant will launch a half-price premium pay TV offer, called Canal Plus Week-End, running Friday to Sunday night.
Bruno Podalydes' "Bancs Publics," an ensemble film starring a bevy of well-known Gallic thesps, including Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), will open the Paris Cinema Intl. Film…
France's Canal Plus Group is expanding beyond Europe and French-speaking Africa into Asia, inking a joint satellite TV venture with Vietnamese public broadcaster VTV.
Henry Selick's "Coraline" and Australian Adam Elliot's "Mary and Max" shared the best feature nod at the 33nd Annecy Animated Film Festival, Europe's most important toon confab.
Warner Bros. France's motion capture thriller "The Prodigies" is set to get a multi-media promotional push. Gallic producers Aton Soumache from Onyx Films and Marc Missonnier from Fidelite Films plan…
Broadway- and West End-style musicals have gained ground in Gaul, expanding the fledgling market for French tuners with live musicians and a genuine dramatic arc. French producers Dove Attia and…
Europe seems to be embracing 3-D movies, but stereo subtitles are proving to be a stubborn problem.