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France: Screen doors set to open for foreign producers

PRODUCTION INCENTIVES:

A French co-production partner is necessary to tap Gallic subsidies and tax breaks, although the system is due to be opened to non-European companies, with conditions, later this year. Some coin also might be available from regional funds if a film is shot in the region and/or uses local post-production facilities. Usually strict criteria for eligibility. Ile de France runs France’s biggest single regional film fund, which will hand out S14 million ($17 million) in 2005 to selected films.

Ile de France Fund contact: hugues.quattrone@iledefrance.fr

KEY FACILITIES:

Studios SFP Euromedia

Owns 75% of soundstages in Paris region. Set-building workshops. Recent pics include Dominik Moll’s Cannes Film Festival opener, “Lemming.”

Contact: pascal.becu@sfp.fr

Eclair Studios, Epinay Sur Seine

Four soundstages, used for films produced by Luc Besson’s Europacorp, Francis Veber’s “La Boulette”

Contact: Philippe Liebard, studios@eclairlab.com

Eclair Laboratories

Post-production, video, multimedia, CGI. Contact: info@eclairlab.com

Studios Sets, Stains

Three soundstages. Used by MGM for preparation and logistics on “The Birth of the Pink Panther” and by Gaumont for “Empire of the Wolves.” Contact: studiossets@wanadoo.fr

TSF Les Studios d’Aubervilliers

Three soundstages.

Contact: p.journet@tsf.fr

Quinta Industries

Laboratory, image and sound post-production facilities including: LTC laboratory, St Cloud

Contact: webmaster@datacine.com

Duran Duboi, Boulogne Billancourt Digital Post

Production

“A Very Long Engagement,” “Alexander” used the facilities. Contact: asimkine@ duboi.com; motion control and studios, alaury@duboi.com; special effects, alain@duboi.com

Les Auditoriums de Joinville

Recording studios. Contact: henrimonti@dunet.com

SIS Sound

www.sis-sound.com

Mikros Image, Levallois Perret

Digital post-production, visual effects, animation, CGI, digital cinema. Contact: cinema@mikrosimage.fr

Mac Guff Ligne, Paris

CGI, live-action integration, 3-D character animation. Contact: info@macguff.fr

Buf Compagnie, Paris

Post-production sound and multimedia, f/x props and wardrobe, f/x animatronics. Contact: contact@buf.fr

La Maison, St. Cloud

Digital visual effects, compositing, CG, editing. Contact:

www.alamaison.fr

Digital Factory

Largest residential sound facility in Europe. Three dubbing theaters, scoring stage for 40 musicians, Foley ADR stage, 10 edit suites

Jackson, St. Ouen

Dubbing theaters, sound post-production facilities. Contact: info@jackson.fr

EQUIPMENT HIRE:

Groupe TSF

Cameras; lighting, transport. Contact: contact@tsf.fr

Transpalux

Lighting. Contact: trans palux@transpalux.com

FILM COMMISSIONS:

Film France

www.filmfrance.net

Ile de France

www.iledefrance-film.com. Contact: idf-film@idf-film.com

Paris Film Office

Contact: tournages@paris.fr

Provence Alpes Cote d’Azu

Contact: Badelaide@laregiepaca.com

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