The theme for this year's box office in Gaul could be described as "Vive la France!" Six out of the top 10 -- including the No. 1 -- earners were local pics, with the rest hailing from the U.S.
It used to be that Gallic auds could only see U.S. series in primetime on upstart M6. Now, market leader TF1 and pubcaster France Televisions are also vying for American skeins, a development that…
PRODUCTION INCENTIVES:In France, the word for tax breaks and subsidies is co-production. A French partner is necessary to tap Gallic coffers, although one regional film commission, Ile-de-France, has…
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$29.9M Sony / Screen Gems -11.16%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$557,622 Cumulative:$308.5M Disney -4.92%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$459,663 Cumulative:$18.1M Warner Brothers -9.19%
Muscular bows from local pic "Days of Glory" and "The Devil Wears Prada" in its first outing on the European runway helped push the Gallic box office out of the September doldrums.
Days after shedding AOL Germany, Time Warner inked a deal Thursday to sell its French Internet biz to Gallic telco Neuf Cegetel for $365 million. Together, the two deals, part of TW's overhaul of its…
France 24 may be the new kid on the block in the global news game, but it's already throwing stones. Even its slogan, revealed at a Sept. 13 press conference launching the net, is defiant…
France 24, the new Gallic all-news net, gave its official "ta-dah" Wednesday, unveiling the particulars of Gaul's long-awaited answer to CNN and the BBC.
Vivendi, which yesterday announced a $2.1 billion deal to buy Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing division, has posted a 48% rise in net profit for the first half of 2006.
News channel France 24, described as a Gallic CNN, will bow in late November after securing permission to air from the Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel.
Disney pic "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" took no prisoners when it docked on French shores Wednesday, pocketing the title of best opening day ever for an American film in Gaul…