Gallic TV group Marathon is to distribute North American series in France as a potential prelude to it plans to expand into pan-European rights acquisition.
Gallic production and distribution company Cyber Animation is launching a news and documentary division and changing its name to Cyber Group.
Australia's "Scorched," the U.K.'s "Battlefront" and "Britain From Above" won the three Intl. Digital Emmy Awards given out at Mip TV on Monday.
Documentaries dealing with sciences, current affairs and history topped the list of most-watched programs at the two-day MipDoc mart, which wrapped on Sunday.
The 46th Mip TV mart will bow today transfixed by recession obsessions, the biggest of which is whether international TV trading can hold up as the economic downturn lengthens.
But with today's movie credit crunch, many cash-straped indie producers might have trouble affording the minimums required for government-aided tax relief. "A co-production is a great alternative for…
The economic recession and the post-8 p.m. ad ban on Gallic pubcaster France Televisions are shaking up the local TV biz.
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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