UGC Intl. is lifting "The Painted Veil." The 3-year-old Paris-based production and sales outfit has committed to Gillian Armstrong's $35 million project -- among its most expensive since the company…
Paris-based sales and production outfit TF1 International has pacted with Sony Pictures Classics and Edward Pressman and Terrence Malick's production venture Columbine Prods. to co-produce "The…
The folks responsible for one of the most successful French films of all time are coming out of "The Closet."
Life is beautiful for Annette Bening. The "American Beauty" star recently was nominated for a best actress Golden Globe and is considered a front-runner for an Oscar nom in the same category. Before…
Despite a recurring theme in his work, Stephane Brize really isn’t so blue. His first feature, “Le Bleu des Villes (Hometown Blue), screened in Directors Fortnight at Cannes in 1999 and received the…
Forging ahead with its plans to bulk up on international business, Paris-based President Films has named Hugo Bergson-Vuillaume to the newly created post of deputy managing director…
When British actor Gary Oldman was preparing his eponymous role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Dracula," he said he came to Los Angeles to learn how to be "undead." That sentiment goes a long way towards…
Ten to Watch, Scribes - 1999
Television buyers from more than 45 countries arrived Monday night for the annual French TV Screenings. The four-day confab -- organized by Television France Intl. (TVFI), the body responsible for…
TF1, France's leading terrestrial broadcaster, has posted consolidated revenues of 6 billion francs ($969.4 million) for the first half of 1999, an increase of 9.5% over last year.
Gallic major Gaumont will sell the majority of its TV production division to Gaumont Television president Christian Charret, with a view to ceding the rest of the subsid in the next month.