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Marion Cotillard, Cyril Dion, Magali Payen Launch Newtopia with Strong First Slate of Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar-winning producer and activist Marion Cotillard is joining forces with filmmaker Cyril Dion and producer Magali Payen to launch Newtopia, a production company which will aim at delivering…

Manuela Martelli’s Directors’ Fortnight Title ‘1976’ Gets Resonant Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based Luxbox has shared in exclusivity with Variety a first trailer for Manuela Martelli’s “1976,” one of Chile –and indeed Latin America’s – most anticipated feature debuts of the year…

Studiocanal to Sell ‘Kangaroo’ at Cannes Film Market

Studiocanal will launch rights sales at Cannes on “Kangaroo,” the first Australia-New Zealand production from the local arm of the French film and TV group Canal Plus. The…

Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov Talks ‘Limonov, the Ballad of Eddie’ With Ben Whishaw (EXCLUSIVE)

Iconoclastic Russian auteur Kirill Serebrennikov (“Leto,” “Petrov’s Flu”) will be unveiling footage in Cannes from his new work-in-progress film “Limonov, the Ballad of Eddie,” starring Ben Whishaw as…

Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Title ‘1976’ Swooped on by Dulac Distribution for France (EXCLUSIVE)

Prestige French distribution house Dulac Distribution has closed rights to France on “1976,” one of the most awaited of films to come out of Chile this year, which…

Vivendi’s First Quarter Results Rise by 13.4%, Driven by Canal Plus Group

Vivendi, the parent company of French pay TV company Canal Plus Group and advertising banner Havas Group, saw its revenues increase by 13.4% to €2.3 billion ($2.4 billion)…