While Hollywood centers its business model around blockbusters at the expense of mid-budget adult-skewing films, Europe's biggest movie companies have been taking up the slack, with hefty rewards.
Indies face bright global B.O. but gloom hovers over key sectors
One of the biggest standouts at December's Ventana Sur, Benjamin Avila's first fiction feature "Infancia clandestina" has closed French and international distribution rights with Pyramide.
European group Studiocanal is teaming with Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Entertainment to co-finance "Serena," a love story starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Susanne Bier ("In a…
MADRID -- After producing Jessica Biel starrer "The Tall Man," Paris-based production-distribution-sales outfit SND-M6 Group has extended its line in smart thrillers taking French theatrical and…
PARIS -- Memento Films Distribution has acquired French rights to "For Ellen," the third film from So Yong Kim ("In Between Days," "Treeless Mountain").
MADRID -- The 60th San Sebastian Film Festival is to honor Gallic helmer Georges Franju.
Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks Intl. has closed a rights deal with U.S. indie movie VOD site SnagFilms on a 10-pic package from Total Entertainment, the producer of a clutch of Brazilian B.O. hits.
MADRID -- Barcelona's Escandalo Films, one of Spain's key producers of genre pics, the country's biggest movie export commodity, has greenlit its latest fantasy film, the chiller "Colmillos" (Fangs).
MADRID -- "Polisse," directed by French actress-turned-helmer Maiwenn, has won the Lumiere Institute's 8th Jacques Deray Prize, an award created by the Lyon Institute's director Thierry Fremaux, also…
MADRID -- The second My French Film Festival, promo org Unifrance's pioneering online film showcase that kicked off Jan. 12, has scored 400,000 downloads in its first 10 days -- 10 times the figure…