For a generation of film lovers weaned on Pauline Kael and Roger Ebert, imagining a world where moviegoers make their pic choices without the help of film critics is nearly unthinkable. Fact is, that…
From hair stylists to d.p.s, France's best craft technicians stand out from the pack.
With its sunny weather, scenic coastline and sumptuous villas, Provence could almost be California.
Last year, Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie en rose" opened City of Lights, City of Angels film festival and went on to win the best actress Oscar for Marion Cotillard. That pic also eventually grossed more…
French food and French wine are de rigueur accompaniments for Gallic cinema, so for the last few years, the City of Lights, City of Angels fest has partnered with the Club Culinaire of French Cuisine…
Films imported for the COLCOA film festival.
Large or small, a foreign shoot need only contact three groups: commissions, line producers and maybe vfx houses. Variety delivers the skinny of some of France's creme de la creme.
Shooting films in France has been popular from the get-go. Indeed, France was the get-go. The first film lensed anywhere is believed to be "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat," Louis Lumiere's station…
It was as a film director that Luc Besson discovered the abandoned coal-fire power station where La Cite du Cinema will eventually stand. The year was 1993, and Besson, along with a scaled-down crew…
Paris has become a fixture in heavyweight Hollywood shoots since getting an energetic new "agent," the Ile de France Film Commission, which came onboard in 2004 to revitalize the local film industry…