Frédérique Bredin

Series Mania launches Franco-Israeli writing residency

French drama festival Series Mania is launching a Franco-Israeli writing residency initiative. In partnership with France’s Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (National Center for Cinema and Moving Image) and Israel’s Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, the festival has opened submissions for a Franco-Israeli ‘Co-Writing Residency for Drama Series’. The project will find five […]

France rules ad tax illegal but CNC avoids payback

France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), which dispenses public support for content creation in the country, has avoided having to pay back over €500 million to commercial channels’ advertising arms after the constitutional court ruled that a tax on advertising revenues to support content was unconstitutional. The Conseil Constitutionnel ruled that […]

French TV exports hit record €336m in 2016

French television exports – sales, presales and coproductions – reached a record high of €336 million (US$405.2 million) in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 32%, according to a report by the Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée (CNC). Animation is the leading genre for French exports and accounted for 40% of international sales, […]