France finally has a new line of hit dramas -- period procedurals. "Petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie" (A Family Murder Party), Christie retreads set in 1920s France, and miniseries "Nicolas le…
In Latin America, "The industry's feeling the impact of the crisis in every segment, although in differing degrees," says Steve Solot, prexy of the Latin America Training Center.
Jean-Marie Messier left his lofty post at Vivendi Universal, in 2002. But he never seems to leave the limelight. In probably the last twist to his notorious Viv U tenure, Messier was cleared last…
Bucking widespread slate and budget downsizing on Spanish films, Luis de Val Jr.'s Media Films is upping the ante on production, announcing four films for 2009-10.
TV movies and miniseries -- often based on real events -- are rocking the ratings in Spain, encouraging local producers to find foreign TV movie and series formats for redos.
The Mip TV trade fair will spotlight China, organizing industry panels, events and private receptions in a "Focus on China" program strand on March 31.
Prisa, Spain's biggest media company, is angling to push into international telenovela production with its epic "Equador" (Ecuador).
Martin Sorrell, chief executive of giant ad holding, the WPP Group, will deliver a keynote speech at this year's Mip TV trade fair, tackling the theme "What screens will they watch -- and what will…
Two Gallic costumers — "Nicolas Le Floch" and "A Family Murder Party" — proved standouts among new shows at the 8th Madrid Le Rendez-Vous TV mart, underscoring the growing popularity of non-U.S…
A star of French animation, the biggest TV toon industry in Europe, pre-school skein "Ozie Boo! Learn to Live Together" will be made into a movie.
Daniele Thompson's "Change of Plans," Samuel Collardey's "The Apprentice" and Francois Ozon's "Ricky" were standouts at France's annual national cinema mart, the Unifrance Rendez-Vous with French…