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Funding / France

Gimages in danger

France’s film and audiovisual industry associations sounded the alarm bells on 3 December when it emerged that Sofica Gimages may well be on the verge of closing down. Created by the BNP-Paribas...  

04/12/2002 | Funding | France

Canal+ precises...

The head of French film acquisitions replies to charges that they've dropped their guard  

29/10/2002 | Funding | France

A new bank for cinema

A fourth financial institution, the Baecque Beau, opens a department specialised in the film and audiovisual sectors  

25/10/2002 | Funding | France

CNC budget grows

Over Euros 478 million earmarked for 2003 and France’s film heritage will be preserved for posterity  

24/10/2002 | Funding | France

EIB in support of ARTE

The European Investment Bank (BEI) announces a Euros5.5million loan to the ARTE television channel for expanding the technical and production facilities at its new headquarters in Strasbourg. The...  

21/10/2002 | Funding | France/Germany

A regional Sofica

The General Council of the Charente –Marittime Region of France has decided to set up France’s first regional film and audiovisual industry funding company - SOFICA, created with public money....  

11/10/2002 | Funding | France

Guédiguian calls for regional “box office advance” loan

On 2 October, French film director, Robert Guédiguian, the new president of Marseille’s filmmakers’ union “La Friche de la Belle de Mai”, began his mandate with a very public appeal to local...  

04/10/2002 | Funding | France

2003 Budget: no cuts to cinema

Jean-Jacques Aillagon, the French Minister for Culture and Communications, presented his budget for 2003 yesterday, introducing a 4.3 per cent cut in overall spending. The film and audiovisual...  

27/09/2002 | Funding | France

The movie industry negociates with cable and satellite

French film industry professionals announced they were about to begin a series of negotiations with TV channels, TPS and CineCinemas on the issue of film production funding. As of 1 January 2003,...  

24/09/2002 | Funding | France

The CNC involves the Regions

The study about the funding of film productions, done by CNC following the request from the Cultural Ministry, reveals some secrets. According to the French weekly “Ecran Total”, which has managed...  

12/09/2002 | Funding | France