Film France was strongly represented at the Locations Show in Los Angeles to promote France
Film France, together with 12 companies and 3 local film commissions: Guadeloupe, Ile de France (Paris region) and the Island of la Réunion were present beginning of March in Los Angeles for Destination France, a series of events designed to seduce US production companies to come and produce parts of their future projects in France. This year our two selling points being the recent improvments on the tax rebate (30% from next year onwards) and the current low currency rate.
We met with US professionals at the Locations Show as well as around two "Working with France" breakfasts, organized with the support of the French Film and TV office and French Consulate in Los Angeles.
"The improvement of the tax rebate at a 30% rate from 2016 onwards has been welcomed extremly positively by our American friends. It clearly should reinforce France's position in comparison to our European neighbors" observes Valérie Lépine-Karnik, Film France CEO.
Here's the list of the companies that were with us:
Dum Dum Films
I Mediate Clearance
Les Androïdes associés
Purple Papaya Films
The Bridge VFX
Stars from Mumbai celebrate the end of the 16-day-film-shoot of TAMASHA.
Directed by Imtiaz Ali, starring
Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika
Padukone, TAMASHA is the first
Indian film to get the TRIP and spends more that
1M€ on eligible expenses in France. Corsica Film
Office assisted the production services company
"ifilmfrance" to organize the shoot in Corsica.
The film shot in the picturesque towns of Bastia,
Bonifacio and Calvi and one dance scene was
filmed on a town square with more than 570 local
extras! Composer A.R. Rahman wrote
songs that mixed the polyphonic & traditional
music of Corsica with Indian film music.
Film France is looking forward to seeing the result
on the big screen!
A Young Indian girl finds herself in big trouble
when she loses her bag full of possessions in the
French island of Corsica. No one but this young
backpacker from the same country understands
her position. He helps her, he is kind to her. They
have to stick together till she receives her new
passport and some money. However like all good
times this has to come to an end too eventually.
She says goodbye and leaves Corsica behind but
his memory never quite escapes her... Four years
on she tries to find him. He's not the same person
anymore. What will happen remains to be seen.
France offers many different incentives to foreign
producers developing their next animation feature
or series. If you need to know more about the
CNC CO-PRODUCTION SYSTEM, or about the TRIP
(TAX REBATE FOR INTERNATIONAL
PRODUCTION), please visit our booth at MIFA and
collect our ANIMATION INCENTIVES GUIDE.
Film France reps will also be available for
meetings from Wednesday 11th until Friday 13th.
To schedule a meeting, simply write to
France has been the most powerful film industry in
Europe for a long time, with also a thriving TV
sector. In the past few years, it has also established
itself as the key hub for international, seducing
Hollywood as well as attracting many film and TV
productions from all over the world. Do you know
that DreamWorks, Warner, Disney, Marvel and
almost every American studio recently came to
France? That the Minions are actually created in
Dedicated to Chinese producers, filmmakers and
film financiers, the En Route to France conference
will explain how to access France world famous
landmarks and landscapes, access the best crew and
get the support of generous French incentives.
Already Jackie Chan and Wong Kar-wai received the
support of the French State for their movies. During
the presentation, French and Chinese filmmakers
will share their experiences of filming in France and
with French crew.
With the support of France-China 50 committee,
the French Embassy in China, and Alliance 3D.