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.
Spain's Elastic Rights has clinched distribution deals in Portugal and Spain for one of its latest pick-ups: Starz Media's "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy."
Under new management, Spanish financing and sales company 6 Sales is moving into mainstream filmmaking and largely out of the arthouse market.
Manuel Cristobal's shingle Perro Verde is set to produce Paco Roca's graphic novel "Arrugas" as a feature-length toon, one of the first forays into the genre in Spain.
More and more viewers will be lured away from broadcast and cable TV to ad-funded online entertainment, available to viewers for free. But online piracy -- another form of free-to-view digital…