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Paris once again a pulse of fim industry

The scoop: Paris is the hot spot. The pledge that Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe made six years ago to put the City of Light back in lights on the film map is finally coming true, thanks to the digital age.

Foreign producers can access parisfilm.org for advice such as how to obtain a Paris filming permit or inform local residents of a night shoot.

Producers can also accurately budget a Paris location shoot, something that had been almost impossible due to the sketchiness of tariffs.

The site — a byproduct of last year’s cooperation agreement between the city of Paris and the country’s main production bodies to centralize the industry — lists daily rates for more than 100 locations. A day’s filming for a feature at Le Musee d’Art Moderne, for instance, costs $5,637, while filming beneath the Catacombs is a mere $648.

Although there are no tax incentives or rebates for foreign producers, France can still offer attractive co-production coin.

In 2006, 39 foreign movies were co-produced by Gallic companies; none were American co-prods; the U.S., like Japan, is not one of the 40-plus countries eligible for French co-production coin.

Bonus: The latest buzz is that building will start soon on Luc Besson’s $152 million Cite du Cinema on the outskirts of Paris. Gaul’s first integrated film studio will likely open for business in 2009.

Shot there: “Rush Hour 3,” from Brett Ratner; “The Bourne Ultimatum,” from Paul Greengrass; Jerzy Skolimowski’s upcoming “America,” which benefited from co-production coin

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