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Scorsese, U, Fox tap French rebates

'Hugo Cabret' to shoot in Paris

CANNES — Martin Scorsese’s “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and Universal’s toon skein “Minions Short Series” are among five productions awarded a tax break for international shoots by France’s Centre National du Cinema in its latest round.

Based on the bestseller set at a toyshop in Paris’ Gare du Nord, Scorsese’s hommage to early French cinema is the second GK Films pic to nab a rebate this year.

Helmed by Samuel Tourneux, “Minions” comprises four three-minute comic spinoffs from the Chris Meledandri-produced “Despicable Me.”

Like “Me,” animation comes courtesy of France’s Mac Guff Ligne. As with Meledandri’s shorts for “Ice Age,” “Minions” turns on secondary characters from the movie, here small egg-like creatures.

France introduced the tax break in December. It allows a rebate of 20% of most production spend in France or with French toon/vfx houses. Tax break is capped at E 4 million ($5.6 million).

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