Despite the recession's impact on the film biz, Paris continues to lure American filmmakers, inspire stories and captivate the Stateside psyche.
A handful of Paris' top vfx and toon houses are now playing in the same ballpark as Hollywood's top shops.
After scoring top ratings with two French crime dramas, "Braquo" and "Pigalle," Canal Plus is switching gears and going for English-language epic, fantasy and period series.
French sales house Wide Management is launching a documentary label focusing on niche titles and docus with social, historical and political themes.
With the Cannes Film Festival due to announce its official selection on Thursday, news is ramping up about associated events.
French helmer-scribe Claire Denis will head Un Certain Regard jury at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today.
The French film biz continues to downsize.
Eric Lagesse's Pyramide has taken French rights to comedy ensembler "Mine vaganti" (Loose Cannons).
Paris VFX and toon shingles weathered the storm last year as employment went up by 30%, according to Ile de France Film Commission.
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp is in negotiations to buy Gallic TV-film production house Cipango, producer of NBC's miniseries "XIII."
Firming up its role as one of Europe's leading toon providers to the U.S. TV market, Paris-based shingle Marathon Media has closed a raft of sales with Cartoon Network in the States.