Short documentary skeins, evoking YouTube-style content in their brevity, are taking Spanish primetime TV by storm.
France smashed the all-time box office record last year, notching up Euros1.2 billion ($1.8 billion) off 200.85 million admissions.
TV trade fair organizer Reed Midem has named Laurine Garaude as its new television division director.
The plethora of new digital terrestrial television continued to make audience gains in France and Spain in 2009 at the expense of the incumbent terrestrial broadcasters.
Spain delivered the madre of all box-office grosses in 2009, an all-time record of around Euros675 million ($965.25 million), according to Nielsen EDI in Spain.
Pierre Morel is just the sort of French helmer who gets U.S. studios excited.
Spain's Valladolid Film Festival will screen a Brazilian pic showcase, Emerging Brazil, as one of the highlights of its next edition.
Smashing forecasts, Gallic pubcaster France Televisions notched up E393 million ($565.8 million) in advertising sales in 2009.
Lionsgate's "Killers" and 3D toon "Despicable Me," produced by Chris Meledandri, are among the first five recipients of France's tax rebate for international shoots.
Days after Gallic paybox Canal Plus hiked coin for the French film biz, TV support for local movies in Spain looks set to drop.