Berlin-based M-Appeal has taken international rights to Venezuela foreign-language Oscar candidate "Hermano" (Brother).
Christophe Barratier will direct a new version of author Louis Pergaud's "The War of the Buttons."
Antoine Clermont-Tonnerre was re-elected Friday as president of France's Unifrance, Europe's most powerful and often trend-setting pic export org.
Audrey Tautou ("Coco Before Chanel," "The Da Vinci Code") will topline "La Delicatesse," the directorial debut of young but established French novelist David Foenkinos.
France's Canal Plus, BBC Worldwide and director-producer Sam Mendes ("Bond 23," "American Beauty") are teaming to produce TV series "Grand Hotel."
In an on-site Sundance deal, Paris-based sales company Coach 14 has tied down worldwide rights outside North America to Sundance Dramatic Competition competitor "Terri," starring John C. Reilly.
Euro movie giant Pathe has inked with Gaul's Dany Boon to jointly produce and distribute the three next movies written and directed by the French comedian.
Pierre-Ange le Pogam, Luc Besson's right-hand man in the movie business, has resigned as a board member of Besson's pic powerhouse EuropaCorp.
Brian De Palma will direct thriller "Passion," a remake of 2010 Gallic psychodrama "Crime d'amour" (Love Crime) helmed by France's Alain Corneau.
Terry Gilliam, France's Patrice Leconte and Spain's Fernando Trueba will showcase animated features at March's Cartoon Movie, Europe's premier toonpic co-production forum.
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