The word "atmospheric" gets used a lot in television and film reviews, but few dramas deserve the adjective more than "The Returned." Dialogue and set design are minimal, and those hoping for lots of…
A&E Network has given a straight-to-series order to “The Returned,” a remake of a French zombie drama to be spearheaded by Carlton Cuse and “True Blood” alum Raelle Tucker. Project hails from A+E…
France’s TV export biz bounced back in 2012, rising 14.8% to 127 million euros ($169 million) in spite of southern European markets’ collapse and crunched broadcaster’s budgets. Figures were unveiled…
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Sundance Channel has acquired U.S. broadcast rights to critically-acclaimed French supernatural drama “The Returned.” The U.S. channel will premiere the series on Halloween night. Chicago-based…
Chicago-based arthouse distributor Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to “The Returned,” the hit Canal Plus supernatural drama. Bringing together film and TV talent on both sides of the camera…
LONDON – Helmer-producer Roland Emmerich is to develop a miniseries based on the life of Lawrence of Arabia for FremantleMedia Intl. Emmerich, best known for "Independence Day" and the upcoming…
French tv maven Fabrice de la Patelliere, head of fiction programming at Canal Plus, is shepherding a slate of shows sure to draw the attention of U.S. programming execs.
Distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises has acquired rights to adapt French zombie series "Les Revenants" for the global market, with the working title "They Came Back."
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PARIS -- French paybox Canal Plus has ordered the first season of Haut et Court-produced fantasy drama series "Les Revenants," a €11.4 million ($15 million) skein with strong international potential.
With film markets facing a shaky future, some of France's high-profile production outfits are diversifying.