The French film industry may be more resilient than its European neighbors, but it isn't recession proof.
Mexico's Michel Franco ("Daniel and Ana") and Chile's Cristian Jimenez ("Optical Illusions") are among six directors who have been selected for the Cannes Film Festival's 20th Cinefondation Residence.
Filipino helmer Brillante Mendoza and Chinese helmers Lou Ye and Lu Chuan will receive tributes at the 12th Deauville Asian Film Festival, which runs today through Sunday.
Who said foreign companies never make a buck out of Hollywood?
Providing further signs that there is certainly still an international market for strong, audience-friendly fare at a good price, Gallic mini-major Rezo inked 55 sales deals at or just after Berlin.
Vivendi, Europe's biggest entertainment group, outperformed analysts expectations, posting Euros27.1 billion ($37.04 billion) revenues in 2009, up 6.9%, and an operating profit of $7.35 billion, up…
Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" stole the show at the 35th Cesar Awards.
NYC's annual Rendez-Vous French cinema lovefest to bow with Christian Carion's spy thriller "Farewell."
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has hit out at French media reports that the plugs have been pulled on his E160 million ($217.1 million) Cite du Cinema film complex in Paris.
Gaul's top cinema circuits have now all joined the 3D cause.