It was little wonder French scribe-helmer Michel Hazanavicius had Jean Dujardin in mind when he penned the part of George Valentin in "The Artist," a colorful and charismatic star from the silent era…
Olivier Marchal's dark-edged crime drama "Braquo," 3D toon skein "The Little Prince" and documentary "Gaddafi: Our Best Enemy" nabbed the best export kudos at Monday night's 18th French Film and TV…
Genre's U.S. revival plays out in fits and starts internationally
With his latest film, "A Gang Story," nearly sold out worldwide before its release date, cop-turned-filmmaker Olivier Marchal has cemented his reputation as the kingpin of French crime on the…
The new Franco-Russian Academy has chosen the first two film projects to receive development coin.
eOne has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Diane Kruger starrer "Special Forces" from French major Studiocanal for release in spring.
Gilles Lellouche ("Point Blank"), Vincent Lindon ("Anything for Her") and Riccardo Scamarcio ("Romanzo Criminale") have joined the cast of crime thriller "The Informant" (L'Aviseur), penned by Abdel…
The French Senate has passed a bill to cap revenues of the CNC, the state film and TV agency, at Euros 700 million ($938 million), and divert the excess into the state budget.
Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist," Celine Sciamma's "Tomboy" and Valerie Donzelli's "Declaration of War" are among the nine pics set to compete for the Louis-Delluc award.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed that he will set up the Centre National de la Musique to support the French music industry in the same way that the CNC backs the local film biz.
The European Parliament has passed a resolution to press public subsidy orgs to help fund the digitization of European cinema's production and distribution chain.