Gerard Depardieu and his son Guillaume are set to star in the 35 million franc ($4.8 million) "Honor Thy Father," a feature film about a complex father-son relationship.
Discovery Networks Europe is partnering with Italy's Mediatrade to co-produce seven hourlong documentaries.
Expanding its presence in the international broadcasting market, MGM is establishing a 24-hour digital branded movie channel in New Zealand.
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Britain's Wall to Wall has announced its biggest production with the $8.5 million factual series "Ancient Egyptians."
Buena Vista Intl. Television has sold "Wingspan," the feature length doc on Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career, to the U.K.'s Channel 4.
The World Wrestling Federation continued its hype assault on Mip TV for the third day running with the announcement of yet more programming sales, this time to Australia.
German kidvidder TV Loonland has licensed two pre-school properties to the Disney Channel.
Germany's newly founded international program market, the Cologne Screenings, will take place June 24-27.
Teutonic heavyweight Bavaria Film and Sweden's Jarowskij Group have signed a joint venture to produce fictional series for the German speaking market and Eastern Europe.
Spanish film and TV production house Starline is driving into event miniseries production.
A Spanish-Portuguese bank, the Banco Espiritu Santo de Investimento (BESI), has taken a 25% stake in top Spanish toon house BRB Internacional. The deal came to light at the Mip market Tuesday in…