Category Archives: Global

Lyon Lumière Festival: EYE’s Sandra Den Hamer on ‘Digitize on Demand,’ the Lure of Celluloid

LYON, France  —  The Lumière Festival’s International Classic Film Market(MIFC) kicked off in Lyon on Tuesday with a keynote address by Sandra Den Hamer, director of the Netherlands’ EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Den Hamer offered a detailed presentation of EYE’s role in film restoration, preservation and digitization. The film museum also focuses on research and… Read More »

Federation Entertainment Acquires Majority Stake in Italy’s Fabula Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

Pascal Breton’s Paris-based Federation Entertainment has acquired a 51% stake in Fabula Pictures, Nicola and Marco de Angelis’ leading Italian production company. Founded five years ago by the de Angelises, the Rome-based company boasts a strong track record in TV and in film. Their latest project, “Baby,” which is Netflix’s second Italian-language original series, will… Read More »

Mipcom: Drama Abounds in Turkish Offerings

Avlu (THE YARD) FremantleMedia This adaptation of Australian soap “Wentworth,” co-produced by FremantleMedia, is set in a female prison in Istanbul. “Avlu” boasts the same characters as the Australian original, with action-packed stories of survival as the inmates are thrown together to tackle life behind bars. Abused wife Deniz, played by Demet Evgar (“Wounded Love”),… Read More »

Studiocanal Primes Talent Links, Fiction Format Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — Launching new production units in France and the U.K., European film-TV powerhouse Studiocanal is priming its established talent relationships as it pushes ever more fiction format sales. The production-distribution-sales house hits Mipcom with “Pros and Cons,” the latest series from SAM Productions, co-run by “Borgen’s” Adam Price, and “,” from Nicola Shindler’s RED… Read More »

Joseph Fiennes Plans to Produce and Star in Cyrano de Bergerac Series for Atrium TV

Joseph Fiennes was in Cannes, Sunday, to talk to potential partners about “Cyrano,” his “Cyrano de Bergerac” series project for Atrium TV. Atrium TV is a drama commissioning club that has telcos and pay-TV platforms as members. They were in Cannes to run the rule over new projects and others already in development. Members include… Read More »