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EuropaCorp Names Axel Duroux CEO, Luc Besson to Focus on Chairman, Creative Roles

Luc Besson's studio EuropaCorp has appointed Axel Duroux as its new CEO, starting in September. Besson will focus on his roles as non-executive chairman and artistic director.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Confirms Rescue Talks With U.S. Investment Group Vine

Luc Besson's troubled French production and distribution company EuropaCorp has confirmed rescue talks with one of its creditors, U.S. Investment Group Vine.

Does ‘Anna’ Mark the End of the Line for Luc Besson?

'Anna' was supposed to be French director Luc Besson's comeback movie after the galactic flop that was 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,' but the new action thriller had the worst-ever bow for a Besson-directed film in the U.S.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp in Bailout Talks With Pathé

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp seeks a financial bailout from Pathe in a debt-for-equity swap.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Placed Under Court Protection in France

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has been given a six-month reprieve to restructure its debt, after being placed under court protection in France.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Partners With Pathe for French Distribution

Following speculation that EuropaCorp will shutter its French film distribution arm, the company announced it is entering into a three-year distribution partnership with Pathe.

EuropaCorp Exploring Cost-Cutting, Possible Closure of Distribution Arm

Embattled French studio Europacorp, founded by Luc Besson, is looking to cut costs, particular at its French distribution arm, and is exploring several options, including a partial or complete shuttering of the division.

EuropaCorp Stock Jumps on Report of Possible Sale to Netflix

Shares in Luc Besson's French film studio opened more than 30 percent higher Tuesday following French news reports that Netflix was close to buying the company.

EuropaCorp Exec Lisa Ellzey Out as U.S. Production Chief

The exit follows Luc Besson's French-based studio cutting costs and refocusing following 'Valerian' losses.

Mediawan Acquires EuropaCorp’s French TV Division

The investment company will also take majority stakes in Makever and Mon Voisin Productions to become France's largest fiction producer.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Plans Layoffs Following ‘Valerian’ Losses

EuropaCorp plans to cut 22 employees company-wide after the director retook the helm Jan. 1.

Why Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ May Determine the Fate of Europe’s Most High-Profile Studio

The $200 million sci-fi epic has analysts worried that a flop could torpedo his storied EuropaCorp, even as a new pact with STX provides breathing room (and an escape from troubled Relativity Media) for now.