Mark Burnett Prods. and Lionsgate TV are teaming to produce a U.S. version of "Parenti talenti," an Italian family talent show described as "American Idol" meets "Dancing With the Stars" for the…
Toronto-based production and sales house Portfolio is teaming with Canadian animation cable channel Teletoon to produce toon series "Hood."
Shine-owned U.S. production company Reveille has optioned Scandinavian format "Don't Date Him Girl" for a possible U.S. makeover.
Lionsgate has sold "Crash," "The Guard" and "Fear Itself" to Gallic telco giant France Telecom-Orange for its Orange Cinema Series.
U.K.-based conglom FremantleMedia Enterprises, well-known for its global stable of unscripted fare, is looking to expand its footprint in the drama arena.
Comcast Intl. Media Group has licensed more than 450 hours of E! personality-driven programming since October's Mipcom TV mart.
The 46th Mip TV mart will bow today transfixed by recession obsessions, the biggest of which is whether international TV trading can hold up as the economic downturn lengthens.
In Stephen Sommers' "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," the Eiffel Tower topples into the Seine. That fantasy sequence of Gallic vulnerability is contradicted by the increasingly solid French film biz.
Outside films shooting or recently shot in France.
Gallic pubcaster France Televisions, one of the mainstays of French TV production, will renegotiate production contracts for the upcoming 2008-09 season.