Comedy That Travels by Elsa Keslassy

by Buck LePard Monday, April 11th, 2011 3:39pm

LA-based French lovefest City of Lights, City of Angels will unveil a broad range of comedies this year, underscoring an upsurge in script-driven laffers with crossover potential.

LA-based French lovefest City of Lights, City of Angels will unveil a broad range of comedies this year, underscoring an upsurge in script-driven laffers with crossover potential.

“Although they make popular Hollywood remakes, Gallic comedies don’t traditionally travel well to the U.S. as they’re perceived as too culturally specific to appeal to American audiences,” explains Francois Truffart, ColCoa’s topper. “But since last year, a new breed of French filmmakers and producers are boosting the genre with different kinds of comedies.”

Read more at: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118034760?refCatId=19

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