"Credit crunch," "cash flow," "recession": Such buzz words, rather than buzz titles, threaten to overshadow the 11th Unifrance Rendez-Vous With French Cinema.
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Though endlessly debated, including by its own committees, Unifrance remains Europe's most-esteemed film promotion org. And its $12.5 million budget is the envy of film exporters over Europe. In…
Vet actor Provost has been propelled into the international spotlight with "Seraphine," a biopic of painter Seraphine de Senlis that Provost wrote and directed. Pic's kudos count includes the Louis…
Sobelman has scored this year with European co-productions, such as Solveig Anspach's funky Icelandic road movie "Back Soon," which closed Locarno, winning Variety's Piazza Grande Award.
December's big-budget comic adaptation "Largo Winch" is a major step up for Gastaldo. "I've always wanted to handle this type of heavyweight film," says Gastaldo, who's already prepping a sequel. "I…
Frederic Corvez launched U Media in 2004, distributing catalog pics in Gaul before turning it into an international sales shingle last summer, repping a wide variety of foreign arthouse and French…
After going Hollywood with a remake of "Assault on Precinct 13," with Laurence Fishburne and Ethan Hawke, Richet returned to French cinema with "Mesrine," a high-voltage, big-budget gangster pic. The…
Comic -book artist Sfar is set to stay very busy for the foreseeable future, bringing his Eisner Award-winning comicbook "The Rabbi's Cat" to the bigscreen as well as helming "Gainsbourg, Vie…
Since ankling EuropaCorp to launch sales shingle Kinology last May, Melin has established himself as a key player. He reps eight to 10 pics a year, often unusual high-profile projects with strong…
Collardey's debut, "The Apprentice," nabbed the prestigious Louis Delluc Award for best first film, with Cannes Film Fest's Gilles Jacob praising it as "authentic and sincere."