Mikel Olaciregui will step down as director of Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, the biggest film event in the Spanish-speaking world.
Total French box office rose 8.9% first half 2010 to 104.15 million admissions, repping around Euros 635.3 million ($802.4 million) in B.O, according to estimates by France's CNC film board.
NBC Universal and StudioCanal, one of Europe's biggest film companies, have re-upped on two distribution pacts.
France's Carrere Group, one of Gaul's biggest TV producers, has been placed in liquidation.
Luc Besson's 10-year-old EuropaCorp has conquered world markets, producing four $100 million-plus worldwide grossers in the last five years.
Spain's Bitart New Media and Ilusion Optica, the companies behind Roberto Caston's Berlin sales hit "Ander," are reteaming on Caston's sophomore pic, "Los Tontos y los estupidos."
Longterm Luc Besson associate Christophe Lambert has been tapped as the new CEO of EuropaCorp, Besson's production, distribution and international sales powerhouse.
Two of Latin America's most striking directorial talents, Argentina's Pablo Fendrik and Lucia Puenzo, have teamed to write suspenser "Hombres de humo" (Smoke Men).
In a major, if expected, re-think of its contents strategy, giant Gallic telecom FT-Orange is looking for a buyer for its pay TV channels Orange Sports and Orange Cinema Series.
Gallic conglom Lagardere Ent. will list its stake in Gallic pay TV operator Canal Plus France.
Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia has been awarded Spain's National Cinema Prize.
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