Orange demonstrated its leadership in stereo 3-D technology at Dimension 3, the international stereoscopic confab, which ran June 2-4 in Paris.
A new breed of Gallic producers is pushing the boundaries of French cinema with films designed to travel worldwide, ranging from toons to thrillers and superhero fare.
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has pacted with France's Dassault Systemes to develop 3-D software applications for marketing and movies.
Gallic mini-major StudioCanal has tapped Pathe producer Leonard Glowinski to the newly-created post of head of co-productions and acquisitions for France and Europe.
Rolling off Cannes, Gallic TV powerhouse Marathon has inked a bevy of sales on its toon feature, "Totally Spies."
Leading Gallic commercial net TF1 is close to inking a Euros 192 million ($267.7 million) investment in AB Group, a digital TV channel operator and rights broker.
"Baba," a psychological drama directed by Zuzana Kirchnerova-Spidlova, won the top prize.
Films from France and from Belgium, "Goodbye Gary" and "Lost Person's Area," took top honors.
"J'ai tue ma mere" (I Killed My Mother) took three prizes at the 41st Cannes Directors' Fortnight.
Rolling off his success in Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric," soccer-star-turned thesp Eric Cantona will topline "Les mouvements du bassin" (The Pelvis Moves), the next film from Gallic helmer HPG, the…