IFCIC honours Productions du Trésor
by Fabien Lemercier
Alain Attal and his company Les Productions du Trésor follows Miléna Poylo and Gilles Sacuto (TS Productions) in the award by the IFCIC. Given for the second time byl Financial Institute for finance in the cinema and cultural industries , this distinction rewards a young independent production company who have been successful in raising money, for the preparation or the making of a feature fabrication during the past year, with professionalism recognnized by all its industry and financial partners. The prize will be awarded on Wednesday by Véronique Cayla, director general of the National Film Centre (CNC). In 2003, 79 features were aided by the IFCIC. 49 % owned by the State, the BDPME and the Caisse des Dépôts, and the rest by private investors bringing together almost all of the French banks, this entity facilitates financial engagement by the banks in favour of cultural projects by creating risk expertise, in particular for short-term loans for film and audiovisual projects. The IFCIC offers banks a guarantee in case of the production company’s bankruptcy.
Founded in 1996 by Alain Attal, the Productions du Trésor gained experience in shorts before going up a notch in 2002 with the first feature from the actor Guillaume Canet, Mon Idole (more than 500 000 spectators in France), followed by Narco theduo Tristan and Gilles. And the company has some trump cards for 2006. The Cannes festival might select Selon Charlie by Nicole Garcia with Benoît Magimel, Vincent Lindon, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Benoît Poelvoorde Finnish actress Minna Haapkyla (read news). Alsos, Les Productions du Trésor are currently in post-production on the second film by Guillaume Canet, Ne le dis à personne, an adaptation from American thriller writer Harlan Coben, with the director in the cast, plus François Cluzet, Nathalie Baye, Marie-José Croze, Kristin Scott-Thomas, André Dussollier, Jean Rochefort, François Berléand and Marina Hands (readarticle).
(Translated from French)
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