PARIS -- La Cite du Cinema, the €160 million ($195 million) film hub masterminded by French helmer-producer Luc Besson, officially opens its doors in September but it is already up and running.
PARIS -- British helmer Ken Loach will be feted with the Lumiere Award at the Lumiere 2012 Grand Lyon Film Festival, which runs Oct. 15-21.
MADRID Two of Europe's primo production players, Studiocanal and Working Title, are teaming to produce thriller "Two Faces of January," the directorial debut of "Drive" scribe Hossein Amini.
PARIS -- Gaul's Gaumont is set to restore and digitize 270 classic films in high-resolution.
In an abrupt exec shuffle at Gallic commercial broadcaster TF1, Philippe Balland has replaced Laurent Storch as chairman of TF1 Prods.
PARIS -- Discovery Networks has tapped Nicolas Bonard as managing director of Discovery Channel France to strengthen the company's position in the Gallic market.
Michael Fassbender will star in and co-produce "Assassin's Creed," the bigscreen adaptation of Ubisoft's videogame franchise, through his DMC Film.
Gabriel Abrantes' "Narciso, Edipo and Orpheus" nabbed one of the five prizes at the fourth edition of FIDLab, the co-production forum dedicated to micro-budgeted documentaries and fiction films…
After breaking an all-time participation record last year, MipJunior is trying something new for its 20th anni -- Digital Kids, a day of conferences and networking, at the upcoming tyke TV mart.
PARIS -- Banijay Prods. France has launched a reality content division and tapped inhouse producer Florence Fayard as its managing director.
PARIS -- Universal Pictures Intl. has added three pics to its 2013 theatrical slate in France.