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6 items from 2014


Q&A: Harlan Coben Chats About ‘No Second Chance’ And Career Switch

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While at Mipcom to present his first TV show, “No Second Chance,” popular American crime novelist Harlan Coben sat with Variety to discuss the new direction that his career is taking. The writer is back in France for “No Second Chance,” almost a decade after teaming with Guillaume Canet on the French adaptation of his book “Tell No One,” which turned out to be a hit in Gaul and abroad. And this year, Coben boasts a slate of TV projects in France and in the U.K., as well as three Hollywood movies based on his books – “Six Years,” “Missing Me” and the English-language redo of “Tell No One” — in development.  Commissioned by French commercial network TF1, “No Second Chance” is an action/thriller mini-series that will be directed by Francois Velle (“Bones”) with Alexandra Lamy (“Never On The First Night”), Pascal Elbe (“The Other Son”) and Hippolyte Girardot (“The Girl King »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Q&A: Harlan Coben Talks About ‘No Second Chance’ And Career Switch

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While at Mipcom to present his first TV show, “No Second Chance,” popular American crime novelist Harlan Coben sat with Variety to discuss the new direction that his career is taking. The writer is back in France for “No Second Chance,” almost a decade after teaming with Guillaume Canet on the French adaptation of his book “Tell No One,” which turned out to be a hit in Gaul and abroad. And this year, Coben boasts a slate of TV projects in France and in the U.K., as well as three Hollywood movies based on his books – “Six Years,” “Missing Me” and the English-language redo of “Tell No One” — in development.  Commissioned by French commercial network TF1, “No Second Chance” is an action/thriller mini-series that will be directed by Francois Velle (“Bones”) with Alexandra Lamy (“Never On The First Night”), Pascal Elbe (“The Other Son”) and Hippolyte Girardot (“The Girl King »

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TF1 Intl. Sells Harlan Coben’s First TV Skein ‘No Second Chance’ (Exclusive)

10 October 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– TF1 International, the sales arm of France’s top commercial network, is upping the ante on original drama series with the acquisition of two high-profile projects: “No Second Chance” and “Call My Agent!” which will be shopped at Mipcom.

“No Second Chance” is an action/thriller mini-series based on Harlan Coben’s eponymous bestseller. Coben is set to showrun “No Second Chance” with Francois Velle (“Bones”) on board to direct. The project marks the first French TV adaptation of a book by Coben. It’s also the author’s first time as showrunner.

The American writer is no stranger to France. He co-wrote Guillaume Canet’s hit thriller “Tell No One” based on his own novel. Back in the States, one of his recent crime novels, “Six Years,” is currently being adapted by Jonathan Stokes for Paramount.

Produced by Sydney Gallonde at Vab Production, “No Second Chance” stars Alexandra Lamy »

- Elsa Keslassy

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EuropaCorp’s Full-Year Results: Revenue Rise 14%, Net Profit Fall 19.4%

28 June 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– In a fiscal year marked by its expansion into the U.S. market, among numerous growth operations, Luc Besson and Christophe Lambert’s EuropaCorp posted 211.8 million Euros ($288 million) in revenue, fueled by international sales and TV production.

The outfit’s net profit, however, fell 19.4% from last year’s record $26 million, and generated 4% in operating profit margin for the year 2013-2014, which ended on March 31.

The company’s international sales biz, led by Marie-Laure Montironi, scored $153 million (compared with last year’s $97 million). This figure is nonetheless bloated by EuropaCorp’s $45 milion flat-rate deal with Fox which covers future royalty revenue from “Taken” and “Taken 2.” Deal also covers collateral guarantees for any future royalties generated with Fox.

Auditors are currently probing the timing of this pact with Fox to determine whether it should be included in the financial year 2013-2014. The pact accounted for $17.7 million in operating margin and $11 million in net profit. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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UniFrance Rendez-vous Unveils 52 Premieres

9 January 2014 2:19 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Bowing Jan.10 at the august Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand, abutting the Place de l’Opera, the 16th Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris will be one of the biggest market-junkets ever for a national cinema.

Only France, which with the U.K. hosts one of Europe’s two biggest industries, could organize an event of this magnitude or allure.

110 French movies will screen, a Rendez-vous record, at three Gaumont cinema-theaters just across the Square,

Distributors will attend from 50 countries, principally from Europe, but also for the first time officially from Latin America as well.

In hallowed tradition, UniFrance uses its Rendez-vous to announce and analyze in admirable detail the previous year theatrical box office numbers for French films abroad. 2013’s total trawl looks set to be way down on 2012, an all time high when three juggernauts -  “Taken 2” (Euros 265.8 million: $354.8 million), “The Intouchables” ($268.9 million) and “The Artist »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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Huppert, Deneuve, Gainsbourg Bring Glam to Paris Fest

8 January 2014 4:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Isabelle Huppert starrer “Paris Follies,” Fabrice du Welz’s noirish cop actioner “Colt 45” and “The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles,” an adaptation of Katherine Pancol’s runaway French bestseller, figure among 52 market premieres at 2014’s Unifrance Paris Rendez-vous.

Its higher-profile titles decidedly eclectic, the Rendez-vous lineup also features star vehicles: Heist caper “The Last Diamond” toplines Berenice Bejo; Pierre Salvadori’s “In the Courtyard” stars Catherine Deneuve; and two films feature Charlotte Gainsbourg: reincarnation thriller “His Wife” and Riad Sattouf’s femme-ruled dystopia satire “Jacky in the Kingdom of Women.”

Other noteworthy pics include post split-up drama “Gazelles” from Mona Achache (“Hedgehog”); love story “Une Rencontre” (Quantum Love), which Pathe Intl. picked up for world sales outside France, Belgium and Switzerland, from Lisa Azuelos (“Lol”); Helier Cisterne’s debut pic, teen drama “Vandal,” a Gallic critical hit; and a purported swan song: Jacques-Remy Girerd’s “Aunt Hilda!” from Folimage, »

- John Hopewell

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