CANNES — One of the latest candidates to become the big French comedy of 2013, first-time feature director Mohamed Hamidi's buzz title "Homeland" (Ne quelque part s'inspire) will receive a Cannes'…
Rotterdam player "Tropicalia," Marcelo Machado's portrait of the 60s Brazilian music-art movement, has been acquired by Mr Bongo Worldwide for all-rights distribution in the U.K.. The outfit, run by…
Philippe Le Guay's dramedy "Cycling With Moliere," Mohamed Hamidi's immigration drama "Homeland" and bromance tale "True Friends" were among standouts at the 15th Unifrance Paris Rendez-Vous, which…
Beating all previous records, French films grossed €873 ($1.2 billion) outside the country in 2012, driven by three box office freight trains: "Taken 2," "The Intouchables" and "The Artist."
Record producer-songwriter Mirwais Ahmadzai, who is best known for resurrecting Madonna's career, is making his first foray as a movie producer with "GHB," a stylish, concept-driven drama directed by…
One day after SND announced it had boarded "Yves Saint Laurent," producer Mandarin Cinema and sales agent Films Distribution have set a June shoot date for Bertrand Bonello's rival "Yves Saint…
Running Jan. 15-21 at Paris' Grand Hotel, the 15th Unifrance Paris Rendez-vous, a French film showcase, looks set to be a record edition in more ways than one.
Movies are on a roll worldwide, but can the good times last?
Comedies can sell as well as dramas. The 15th Unifrance Paris Rendez-vous kicks off with Daniele Thompson's "It Happened in Saint- Tropez," from Pathe. And over the next four days, a score of other…
Gaul's TF1 Intl. has unveiled three laffers ahead of the Unifrance Rendez-vous film mini-mart, which kicks off in Paris on Tuesday.