France smashed the all-time box office record last year, notching up Euros1.2 billion ($1.8 billion) off 200.85 million admissions.
TV trade fair organizer Reed Midem has named Laurine Garaude as its new television division director.
The plethora of new digital terrestrial television continued to make audience gains in France and Spain in 2009 at the expense of the incumbent terrestrial broadcasters.
Spain delivered the madre of all box-office grosses in 2009, an all-time record of around Euros675 million ($965.25 million), according to Nielsen EDI in Spain.
Pierre Morel is just the sort of French helmer who gets U.S. studios excited.
Spain's Valladolid Film Festival will screen a Brazilian pic showcase, Emerging Brazil, as one of the highlights of its next edition.
Smashing forecasts, Gallic pubcaster France Televisions notched up E393 million ($565.8 million) in advertising sales in 2009.
Lionsgate's "Killers" and 3D toon "Despicable Me," produced by Chris Meledandri, are among the first five recipients of France's tax rebate for international shoots.
Days after Gallic paybox Canal Plus hiked coin for the French film biz, TV support for local movies in Spain looks set to drop.
Christine Vachon's New York-based Killer Films will co-produce Zip Films' "Fake Orgasm," a docu-feature by Jo Sol. Vachon will exec produce and consult on film's promotion, distribution and film fest…
In the biggest holiday bonus the French industry has ever seen, paybox giant Canal Plus has announced it will plow 10% of annual revenues into pre-buying Gallic pics.