In a clash of reality TV titans, Endemol is believed to have initiated legal proceedings against Banijay for copyright infringement.
Gyorgy Palfi's "T Project" and Marco Puccioni's "Like the Wind" figure among projects to be pitched at the European Producers Club's next Co-Production Forum.
Total Spanish box office in the first half of the year rose 10% to Euros320 million ($415 million) compared with the same time last year, according to Rentrak estimates.
Spanish producer-distrib Vertice 360 will merge with Lavinia, a production and post-production company with offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Brussels.
When Spanish captain Iker Casillas hoisted the World Cup into the air, you'd expect execs at Spain's Telecinco to be equally tearful with joy.
Mikel Olaciregui will step down as director of Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, the biggest film event in the Spanish-speaking world.
Total French box office rose 8.9% first half 2010 to 104.15 million admissions, repping around Euros 635.3 million ($802.4 million) in B.O, according to estimates by France's CNC film board.
NBC Universal and StudioCanal, one of Europe's biggest film companies, have re-upped on two distribution pacts.
France's Carrere Group, one of Gaul's biggest TV producers, has been placed in liquidation.
Luc Besson's 10-year-old EuropaCorp has conquered world markets, producing four $100 million-plus worldwide grossers in the last five years.
Spain's Bitart New Media and Ilusion Optica, the companies behind Roberto Caston's Berlin sales hit "Ander," are reteaming on Caston's sophomore pic, "Los Tontos y los estupidos."