‘Les Garçons Et Guillaume, A Table!’ Serves Up Well-Needed Hit In France: Video

By | Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 4:48pm PST

There was a helping of good news for the French box office on Wednesday when local comedy Les Garçons Et Guillaume, A Table! (Me, Myself And Mum) sold 69,342 tickets to become the strongest debut of the week. … Read More »

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Gaumont International Television Adds Trio Of Executives

By | Sunday August 4, 2013 @ 11:07pm PDT
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On the heels of getting renewals for its first two series, series Hannibal on NBC and Hemlock Grove on Netflix, Gaumont International Television, the U.S.-based TV production arm of European film studio Gaumont, has … Read More »

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Cannes: Fox International Productions In Multi-Territory Deal On ‘Mea Culpa’

Fox International Productions has taken distribution rights in Latin America, Germany and the U.S. on action thriller Mea Culpa which Gaumont is selling. The Fred Cavayé-directed pic stars Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche and Nadine Labaki. The story follows a pair of good cops who’ve been longtime partners. Their lives go into a tailspin when one causes a tragic car accident. When his family is put in danger a few years after he exits the police force, he takes matters into his own hands. Cavayé’s previous films include Anything For Her, which was remade by Paul Haggis as The Next Three Days, and Point Blank, which is being developed as an English-language remake by Leverage and Working Title. Gaumont is screening exclusive footage of the pic for buyers here in Cannes. The $20M film bows in France in early 2014. Read More »

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French Films Finish #1 And #2 For 2011 Beating Harry Potter Finale, Tintin, Pirates 4

By | Friday November 25, 2011 @ 2:35pm PST

Here’s a shot in the arm for French cinema: Gaumont’s award-winning crowd-pleaser Untouchable has catapulted to the top of the French box-office heap for 2011 in less than four weeks of release. The studio announced today that the film has … Read More »

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‘Amelie’ Director & Writer Reteam For 3D Family Film In English Titled ‘T.S. Spivet’

By | Thursday November 24, 2011 @ 3:00pm PST

I’m catching up with some film news that broke first in the French press this week: Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet will adapt the 2009 Reif Larsen novel The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet. French major Gaumont has confirmed to me … Read More »

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Gaumont Launches U.S.-Based Division Run By Katie O’Connell, Sets Projects From Bryan Fuller And Michael Hirst

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French film studio Gaumont has become the latest foreign production company to establish a U.S. outpost and tap a seasoned U.S. TV executive to run it. Gaumont today announced today the launch of Gaumont International Television, an independent studio based in Los Angeles, designed to produce drama and comedy television programming for the U.S. and international markets. Former NBC head of drama Katie O’Connell will run the company as CEO, with Sony Pictures TV business exec Richard Frankie tapped as COO. GIT also announced its first two projects that will be taken to MIPCOM next month: Hannibal, a one-hour drama series written by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, and Madame Tussaud, a six-hour miniseries written by The Tudors creator Michael Hirst. Read More »

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