PARIS -- "Law and Order" showrunner Rene Balcer and French thesp Jean Reno have boarded "The Grand," a Paris-set, English-lingo, crime drama miniseries.
PARIS -- "My Way," Florent-Emilio Siri's biopic of iconic French singer Claude Francois, has been sold by StudioCanal to several leading distribs.
PARIS -- French film production hit a 272-feature high last year, up 4% on 2010, France's Centre National du Cinema film board announced Tuesday in Paris.
PARIS -- Tom Fontana's Renaissance-set drama series "Borgia" has been greenlit for a second season of 12 hourlongs, budgeted at €30 million ($39.7 million) -- $6.6 million more than the first season.
PARIS -- French paybox Canal Plus has ordered the first season of Haut et Court-produced fantasy drama series "Les Revenants," a €11.4 million ($15 million) skein with strong international potential.
PARIS -- Entertainment One and European mini-major Wild Bunch have inked a multi-year distribution pact for France.
PARIS -- PGS Ent. has closed multiple sales on "The Little Prince," the $25 million toon series based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novella.
PARIS -- AB Intl. has inked a flurry of sales on Gallic gangster drama miniseries "Tony's Revenge," and is in advanced negotiations with an American buyer for a U.S. adaptation.
TeamTO is closing the financing on its first toon feature, "Gus 3D," and is in talks to board EuropaCorp's "The Boy With a Cuckoo-Clock Heart," which was pitched at Cartoon Movie, the Lyon-based…
Taking a position that threatens to turn the theatrical 3D business upside down, France's film board the CNC has announced plans to phase out all silver screens from Gaul's theaters within five years.
LYON, France -- Manuel Cristobal's Perro Verde Films won European Producer of the Year at the 14th Cartoon Movie mini-mart that wrapped Friday in Lyon.
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