Thanks to a 20% tax rebate plan approved by the French parliament in December, foreign CG and toon producers doing business with Gallic houses will be able to seek tax breaks worth up to €4 million.
With its diverse scenery, luxurious settings and sunny skies, the South of France has long lured tourists, the rich -- and the film biz. And now, since the release of "A Good Year" and "Mr. Bean's…
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Domestic Film DAILY
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The Equalizer1Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$40.7M Sony / Columbia 22.26%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$60.2M Fox 29.30%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$862,914 Cumulative:$18.9M Focus 17.65%
Gallic pubcaster France Televisions, one of the mainstays of French TV production, will renegotiate production contracts for the upcoming 2008-09 season.
Rainbow Media's Sundance Channel has inked its first international distribution deal.
Sports and fiction led TV ratings worldwide in 2008, according to a report by French audience research company Mediametrie, unveiled Tuesday at a press conference in Paris.
Europe's newest TV production player, Zodiak Entertainment, is swimming against the current downturn by expanding while others shrink.
Pixar's 3-D toon, "Up," co-helmed by "Monsters, Inc." director Pete Docter, will open the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
Rolling off its Cesar sweep, France's Roissy Films has sold "Seraphine" to Alcine Terran for Japan and With Cinema for South Korea.
Zhang Yuan's "Executioner Garden," Faouzi Bensaidi's "Death For Sale" and Diego Lerman's "Moral Sciences" are among the 15 projects selected for the Cannes Film Festival's production workshop.