From Netflix To Blockchain, 12 Storylines That Will Dominate The International Film Biz In 2019

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What to watch for in the overseas film industry in 2019:
1. Staying alive
One of the most common refrains I hear from independent sales and distribution companies is how tough it is just to survive these days. As Netflix soars and studios, theaters and…

EuropaCorp in Advanced Talks to Sell Off Its Post-Production Facility (EXCLUSIVE)

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Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is in advanced discussions to sell its vast post-production facility, Digital Factory, to Chinese research and engineering studio Southbay, Variety has learned. Southbay specializes in 3D conversion, VFX and post-productio…

EuropaCorp Is Shuttering Its In-House Distribution Business (EXCLUSIVE)

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In a drastic measure to cut its overhead, Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is about to shut down its in-house distribution business. In the last few months, the French company has pink-slipped several key employees, including longtime executive Philippe Kaempf,…

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Reports $95M Loss; Reiterates Focus On Action/Sci-Fi

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Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp saw a spike in Paris trading Thursday morning after reporting reduced losses in its consolidated results for the year ended March 31, 2018. The producer and distributor saw a net loss of 82.5M euros ($95.4M) for the year, …

‘Taken’ Is Being Shopped Around by Universal TV After NBC Cancellation

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After being bumped from the schedule last month, “Taken” was officially canceled by NBC on Friday after two seasons.

However, an insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the series — based on the popular movie franchise starring Liam Neeson — is already being shopped around by studios Universal Television and EuropaCorp TV USA.

The news comes one day after “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — another Universal TV property — was canceled at Fox, and talks began for the sitcom to be revived on another platform as well.

Also Read: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Saved? Other Networks and Platforms Have Already Expressed Interest

According to the most current data from Nielsen, which includes a week of delayed viewing where available, the Clive Standen-led series was managing a 0.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and a total of 4.4 million viewers in its 9 p.m. Friday time slot.

The series was a prequel to the movie franchise, which followed a young Green Beret Bryan Mills (Standen) as he dealt with a personal tragedy that changes his entire life. While he works to overcome the trauma and seek revenge, he is dragged into a career at the CIA, a job that unleashes his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

“Taken” will return to NBC on May 26 in its new 8 p.m. Saturday time slot to air the remainder of its Season 2 episodes.

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EuropaCorp Plays Down Latest Report Of Impending Netflix Deal

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Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has played down a new report in French financial paper Les Echos that Netflix is in pole position to invest in the company.
After the long Easter weekend, shares in the Valerian and Taken producer opened more than 30 percent higher this morning in Paris following the Saturday evening report. The article, which cites an unnamed source ‘close to the company’, claims that the streaming giant is in talks to invest in the French production giant but…