Attendance at the Mip TV mart will be dented -- but not decimated -- by recession, according to statistics released by organizers Reed Midem on Monday.
Europe's newest TV production player, Zodiak Entertainment, is swimming against the current downturn by expanding while others shrink.
French filmmaking powered up in 2008, with budgets and production levels rising for the second year running.
The recession has thrown up a roadblock in the roll-out of Spain's Telefonica Next Generation Access fiber-optic network, according to research company Enders Analysis.
Gallic producer/distributor StudioCanal has tapped former Warner Bros. exec Lisa Telford as its exec VP of international home entertainment.
Hollywood maverick Richard Brooks and cutting-edge French cinema will both receive retrospectives at the 57th San Sebastian Festival.
NBC Universal's U.S. Hispanic network Telemundo has inked with Endemol Spain to co-produce Telemundo's novelas as redos for the Spanish market.
Rolling off its Cesar sweep, France's Roissy Films has sold "Seraphine" to Alcine Terran for Japan and With Cinema for South Korea.
Zhang Yuan's "Executioner Garden," Faouzi Bensaidi's "Death For Sale" and Diego Lerman's "Moral Sciences" are among the 15 projects selected for the Cannes Film Festival's production workshop.
Gallic pubcaster France Televisions aims to curb costs incurred through movie acquisitions, its CEO, Patrick de Carolis, has told Agence France Press (AFP).
Adolfo Blanco, one of Spain's best-known distribution execs, has ankled as head of film at Vertice 360, the Spanish production-distribution conglom.