National Geographic and the BBC are set to co-produce the blue-chip docu "Great Natural Wonders of the World," which is to be presented by David Attenborough.
The budget for French TV production rose 13% to 7.6 billion francs ($1.03 billion) in 2000, with a total 3,892 hours made, the Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC) said at Mip.
After 34 years at Reed Midem, the past 12 of them at the helm, CEO Xavier Roy is preparing his succession with the forthcoming appointment of a managing director, he told Daily Variety on Wednesday.
Reality formats are once again hot on the Croisette.
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.
TF1 Intl., the foreign sales arm of the French broadcaster, has bought most Euro rights to the Hilltop series "Shannon and Brooke" in its first foray into distribution of a U.S. show.
The 41st Golden Rose TV festival is hosting its first workshop for TV writers and developers. Event will be held May 1 -- the day before the Writers Guild of America's contract expires.
German kidvidder EM.TV is launching its branded Junior programming block in Russia. The Junior blocks now air in 11 territories.
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.