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…
The French government has tapped Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk as an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Hollywood tentpoles still drive the overseas box office, but studios are increasingly facing healthy competition from local-language fare.
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.