Amid the current economic downturn, Gallic indie producer Philippe Rousselet has achieved an epic feat: He raised $200 million and launched a Los Angeles-based production company, Vendome Pictures.
The weekend will likely bring in record revenues at the domestic box office.
"New Moon" is already glowing in Europe, auguring well for its U.S. bow Friday.
As the music biz continues to struggle with declining CD sales and changing business paradigms, veteran and emerging players will be gathering in late January at Midem in Cannes to take stock.
Gallic TV promotional org TV France Intl. (TVFI) is sailing to Latin America along with key Gallic sales companies to launch a screening showcase in Mexico.
Giant Gallic telco France Telecom-Orange sealed an agreement with French trade orgs Tuesday.
Fred Cavaye is set to helm "A Bout Portant," a thriller starring Gilles Lellouche and Roschdy Zem.
French mini-major EuropaCorp has inked a raft of sales on "Adele Blanc Sec," the comicbook-based pic helmed and produced by Luc Besson.
Gallic minimajor StudioCanal has taken worldwide rights outside Spain to Daniel Benmayor's "Bruc."
Repped by Paris-based company Wide Management, Emmanuel Laurent's docu "Two in the Wave" has been acquired by Japan's Cetera Intl., France's Les Films du Paradoxe and Brazil's Imovision for all…
French mini-major Gaumont has taken domestic distribution and international sales rights to "De Force."