Admissions for French films abroad last year jumped 17% to a record 78 million, according to statistics unveiled Friday.
Spanish helmer Julio Medem will again explore sexual desire in his first English-language pic, "Room in Rome," a loose adaptation of Matias Bize's fest fave, "In the Bed."
Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche, who broke through with the Cesar-winning "The Secret of the Grain," will direct historical biopic "Black Venus."
Paul Johnson, former TV division director of the Paris-based Reed Midem, has been tapped as Endemol's global head of marketing and brand partnerships.
Total box office in Spain fell 4% last year in local Euro currency terms to Euros 610 million ($822.3 million).
'Agora,' 'Broken Embraces,' 'The Dancer and the Thief,' 'Map of the Sounds of Tokyo,' 'Planet 51,' 'REC 2'
Chicago-based Music Box Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Martin Provost's "Seraphine," the biopic of the difficult and ultimately tragic life of French painter Seraphine de Senlis.
Underscoring the emergence of U.S. Hispanic TV as a fertile niche market for Euro TV toon series, Discovery Kids en Espanol has taken U.S. Spanish-language rights to all seasons of "Louie," produced…
Stephane Courbit's multinational TV production holding Banijay Entertainment has taken a 51% stake in Spain's Cuarzo Prods.
The latest pic from 100-year-old Portuguese helmer Manoel de Oliveira, "Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl," is on course to world preem at the Berlin Film Festival.
French production and sales company Wide Management has closed a large number of foreign deals, proving that the international sales biz is still alive and kicking.