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Paris -- Small-screen scribes will be the main characters of the Scenaristes en Series (TV Series Rendezvous) festival, which kicked off its third edition in Aix-les-Bains on Friday.
The two-day event will bring public viewers and professionals together in the Southeastern lakeside town for a behind-the-scenes look at TV fiction production.
French networks TF1, France 2 and 3, Canal Plus and Arte will present their homegrown series for the 2008-09 season, with premiere screenings of Canal Plus' "Mafiosa," France 2's "Nicolas Le Floch," France 3's "Disparitions" and TF1's "Amis de Toujours."
The U.K. will be the country of honor as the BBC's Julie Gardner, Paul Schlesigner and Nicolas Brown will join ITV's Sita Wiliams, Channel 4's Robert Wulff-Cochrane, "Party Animals" screenwriter Ben Richards, "Skins" star Larissa Wilson and "Mistresses" co-creators Lowri Glain and Sj Clarkson to share their recent success stories.
- By Rebecca Leffler
PARIS -- Gaumont has joined forces with French pay TV group Canal Plus in a new VOD content deal, the companies said Monday.
Gaumont's library will be available as of this month through Canal Plus' VOD service Canal Play.
Gaumont offerings include recent releases such as Christine Carriere's "Darling", in addition to upcoming titles such as Isabelle Mergault's "The Merry Widow" released Jan. 16 in Gaul and Olivier Marchal's Daniel Auteuil-starrer "MR 73" set for a March 26 release date in the territory.
Launched in 2005, Canal Play boasts a catalog of more than 3,500 videos, including 2,000 feature films and TV series including "Desperate Housewives" and kids programming from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Jetix. »
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