Luc Besson


Is this Europe’s next super-indie trio?

Mediawan has ambition and the cash, but what is the strategy? France’s newest production-distribution group has closed six takeover deals in the past year, and is now looking beyond its Gallic foundations. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly talks with co-founder Pierre-Antoine Capton about the plans to grow. By acquiring a 77% share of drama-orientated TV production group Makever […]

EuropaCorp sells 28% stake to Chinese firm

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has sold more than a quarter of its shares to Chinese production and distribution company Fundamental Films. The US$67 million hands Fundamental a 27.9% stake in the France-based film and television production company through subsidiary FF Motion Invest. Besson’s holding company, Front Line, will remain EuropaCorp’s main shareholder with a 31.6%, diluted […]

EuropaCorp TV revenues edge up

TV series revenues at Luc Besson’s production and distribution company EuropaCorp inched up in the most recent nine months. Sales totalled €25 million (US$28.5 million) for the first three quarters of the company’s financial year, a 2.3% increase on the same period a year earlier. EuropaCorp said that delivery of the final episodes of drama […]