The Cannes Film Festival has tapped Korean helmer-scribe Bong Joon-Ho as jury president of the Camera d'Or.
South Korean multi-hyphenate Lee Chang-Dong and Polish helmer Jerzy Skolimowski will serve as jury presidents at the Cannes Film Festival's Critics' Week.
Paris-based production outfit Les Films d'Ici ("Waltz with Bashir") and Lebanese shingle Nour Prods. ("33 Days") are co-developing Israel-set drama "Three Thousand Nights."
Employment in the French film and TV sector climbed 2% in 2010 to 20,387 permanent jobs, while the number of freelance jobs rose 4% to 122,074, according to Ile de France Film Commission figures…
ITV Studios France has been commissioned by French commercial network TF1 to produce a local version of British format "Four Weddings."
Gallic sales shingle AB Intl. Distribution has inked several sales on Stephane Clavier's comicbook-based adventure drama skein "The Sparrowhawk."
French film board CNC and Brazil's Ancine cinema agency have joined forces to launch a Franco-Brazilian co-production workshop.
Disney France and French broadband company Free have partnered up to launch Disneytek and ABCtek, multi-platform digital TV video services dedicated to Disney and ABC programming.
European media giant Vivendi has inked a pact with U.K. mobile company Vodafone to acquire the group's 44% stake in SFR, one of Gaul's major mobile and broadband companies.
Discovery Networks Intl. has commissioned Darlow Smithson Prods. to produce "MegaQuake: Hour That Shook Japan," a one-hour special examining the recent events that have devastated Japan.
As 11,500 execs descend on Cannes today, the mood is as good as the unusually hot weather heating up the Croisette.