Luc Besson's EuropaCorp is in negotiations to buy Gallic TV-film production house Cipango, producer of NBC's miniseries "XIII."
Mini-major Filmax Entertainment has filed with a Barcelona court seeking protection from creditors.
Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams are in final negotiations to star in Woody Allen's untitled pic that rolls this summer in Paris.
Colombian helmer Carlos Cesar Arbelaez's long-in-the-works "Los colores de la montana" has won the Films in Progress Toulouse award.
Bollore Media, the media subsid of Gallic conglom the Bollore Group, is creating a movie production studio.
With the selection of Universal's Ridley Scott-helmed "Robin Hood" as opening night film and Tim Burton heading the jury, the Cannes Film Fest is looking Hollywood-friendly.
Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood," starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will open the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 12.
Former Sogepaq international sales exec, Gorka Bilbao, has joined DeAPlaneta Intl., the increasingly ambitious Spanish film sales company.
Spain's Radio Television Espanola is standing by Spanish cinema, earmarking about Euros36 million ($49 million) for broadcast rights to Spanish movies this year.
France's Slot Machine, Germany's Zentropa Intl. Koln, and Sweden's Memfis Film Intl. and Trollhattan Film will co-produce Lars von Trier's upcoming "Melancholia."