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Mipcom: French TV Producers Join TV’s Golden Age of Production

Mipcom: French TV Producers Join TV’s Golden Age of Production
Once dominated by U.S. TV imports, France has now jumped into the golden age of TV in a big way, powered up by France’s top film and television players who have internationalized the local TV drama landscape and turned it into a major growth business.

The drive of France’s top film companies and media groups — notably Gaumont, Studiocanal, Lagardere, Wild Bunch TV, and EuropaCorp — to embark on the production and distribution of high-profile TV drama has allowed for the emergence of upscale French and European shows that cross borders.

“In the last 10 years, the export of French fiction programs has gone up by 100% (to $46 million in 2015), thanks to the rising quality of TV drama as well as the boom of multi-territory streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, local VOD platforms as well as TV and cable channels,” says Mathieu Bejot, managing director of TV France Intl., which
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'Little Miss Sunshine' Wins Top PGA Honor

  • WENN
Low-budget movie Little Miss Sunshine has beaten Babel, Dreamgirls, The Queen, and The Departed to be named Best Film at the Producers Guild Of America (PGA) awards Saturday night. The film, which stars Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear, is now a favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture next month - 11 movies voted for by the PGA in the last 17 years have gone on to win the Oscar. Elsewhere, Cars won Best Animated Film, while Grey's Anatomy was named Best Episodic Television Drama at the Los Angeles ceremony. The full list of winners at the 2007 PGA Awards is: Best Film - Little Miss Sunshine; Best Animated Film - Cars; Best Long-Form Television - Elizabeth I; Best Episodic Television Drama - Grey's Anatomy; Best Episodic Television Comedy - The Office; Best Variety Television - Real Time With Bill Maher; Best Non-Fiction Television - 60 Minutes.

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