Paris has become a fixture in heavyweight Hollywood shoots since getting an energetic new "agent," the Ile de France Film Commission, which came onboard in 2004 to revitalize the local film industry…
It was as a film director that Luc Besson discovered the abandoned coal-fire power station where La Cite du Cinema will eventually stand. The year was 1993, and Besson, along with a scaled-down crew…
Shooting films in France has been popular from the get-go. Indeed, France was the get-go. The first film lensed anywhere is believed to be "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat," Louis Lumiere's station…
Large or small, a foreign shoot need only contact three groups: commissions, line producers and maybe vfx houses. Variety delivers the skinny of some of France's creme de la creme.
Films imported for the COLCOA film festival.
French food and French wine are de rigueur accompaniments for Gallic cinema, so for the last few years, the City of Lights, City of Angels fest has partnered with the Club Culinaire of French Cuisine…
Last year, Edith Piaf biopic "La Vie en rose" opened City of Lights, City of Angels film festival and went on to win the best actress Oscar for Marion Cotillard. That pic also eventually grossed more…
With its sunny weather, scenic coastline and sumptuous villas, Provence could almost be California.
From hair stylists to d.p.s, France's best craft technicians stand out from the pack.
Advice for those looking to film en francais
The Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (PACA) area in France's southeastern corner has ties to cinema stretching back more than 100 years ago to the brothers Lumiere, who cut their technical teeth shooting…