Gallic paybox giant Canal Plus will kick off talks Monday on the French film industry's $64,000 question: how much cash will the feevee invest in local pics?
Films unveiling new footage or debuting in completed form for international buyers at AFM.
The glass-walled, TV-consoled office of Bertrand Meheut, Canal Plus Group prexy-CEO, looks onto a leafy street by the Seine.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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The French rebate plan for foreign filmmakers has been approved and is up and running. Capped at $5 million, the 20% rebate applies to live-action or animated movies, miniseries, TV movies and skeins.
Subscriptions to Orange TV's French premium pay TV services Orange Sport and Orange Cinema Series rose 50% to 596,000 through Sept. 30.