While Obamamania was raging all over the world, Gallic prez Nicolas Sarkozywas taking notes.
The French New Wave of cinema was inspired to a large extent by their love of American cinema. The love affair soured with the succeeding generation of auteurs, who turned their backs on Hollywood…
The global economic meltdown has forced Sparx, the toon company behind the Weinstein-distribbed "Igor," to shutter its animation studios in Paris and retreat to its base in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Roissy Films' autobiographical doc "The Beaches of Agnes," helmed by Agnes Varda, has been picked up by Japan's Zazie Films, Benelux' Cinéart and Canada's Seville Pictures.
Gallic film distribs are diving headfirst into genre films, including thrillers and fright pics.
Yasmina Reza, France's best-known dramatist, will make her film helming debut on "Introducing Fernand," toplining Carmen Maura, Bouli Lanners and Emmanuelle Seigner.
On the eve of ParisFX's 25th anniversary celebration of CG animation, French 3-D animators and producers say the industry has hit a dry patch.
Nick Nolte has joined the cast of "My Own Love Song," penned and helmed by Olivier Dahan ("La Vie en rose").