After proving to be a local sleeper hit, Anthony Marciano's "The Brats" ("Les Gamins") has conquered international distributors.
The dwindling flow of Gallic coin to local pics didn't stop French producers making films last year, but it did spur them to look abroad for financing.
European Distributor of the Year Pro Films Bulgaria's Pro Films, which was set up in 2005 by Emil Simeonov and Vladimir Petrov, has been a voracious consumer of international toonpics, including…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
When Jerome Seydoux, the scion of the Seydoux-Schlumberger industrial empire, bought Pathe in 1990, he helped not only to modernize Europe's oldest film company, but also to internationalize France's…
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."
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…
An attack on French movie stars' exorbitant pay in a newspaper article by Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval has whipped up a storm in the Gallic film biz.
Hollywood films continue surge at the overseas box office, but local pics held their own in territories including France and Japan. In fast-growing China and India, local production is strong but…
Paris-based Diaphana has acquired French distribution rights to Quentin Dupieux's L.A.-set "Realite."