Lionsgate's "Killers" and 3D toon "Despicable Me," produced by Chris Meledandri, are among the first five recipients of France's tax rebate for international shoots.
In the biggest holiday bonus the French industry has ever seen, paybox giant Canal Plus has announced it will plow 10% of annual revenues into pre-buying Gallic pics.
All is not cool in Gaul.
Jacques Audiard's crime drama "A Prophet" was awarded the Louis Delluc prize.
Pyramide has taken all rights to France on Michael Rowe's Mexican drama "Leap Year."
Hard-boiled crime drama "Mafiosa," one of Canal Plus' most popular original skeins, took the TV France Intl. fiction series export award at the 16th French Film and TV Producers Assn. Awards, which…
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Spain's Telecinco Cinema, two of the most powerful production houses in Europe, are on a B.O. high.
Colifilms Diffusion has taken all French rights to "Adama Meshuga'at" (Sweet Mud), the second feature film from Israeli filmmaker Dror Shaul.