Helmer-scribe Arnaud Bedouet's TV drama "Clandestin" was the big winner at Gaul's 23rd Festival of Audiovisual Programs.
An eclectic lineup of 16 Gallic pics will screen at film promotion org Unifrance's Rendez Vous with French Cinema in New York, which will run March 11-21.
French Televisions is to pump up its investment in French docu production, the Gallic pubcaster announced at FIPA, France's biggest TV fest.
Terrestrial TV advertising revenues plummeted 14.8% to a record low of e3 billion ($4.2 billion) in 2009, according to Screen Digest.
Helmer Tim Burton will serve as jury prexy for this year's Cannes Film Festival, which unspools May 12-23.
Gaul's International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz.
Three "c"s colored biz at the 12th Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris: cost-cutting, caution and co-production.
ITV Studios is expanding its international reach with the launch of a production house in Paris.
Overseas auds have long clamored for more varied product from Hollywood, and in 2009 the biz's potpourri paid off robustly.
As the animation world enters a new phase, Buf, a respected Gallic vfx shop known for its "haute couture" effects, is stepping into the production of ambitious, full-length animated features.
The good news at Unifrance's 12th Paris Rendez-Vous is that the recession is over.