Public broadcasters bolster support for cinema
by Fabien Lemercier
Associations of French producers (APC, UPF) have something to smile about today with public television group France Télévisions’ announcement to increase investment funding from 2009–2012 in film co-production and pre-sales.
France 2 Cinéma backed 29 features (among which seven debut films) for the sum of €32.71m last year, compared to France 3 Cinéma’s 23 (including six debut projects) for €22.2m. The list of supported titles in 2008 by public television feature Haneke’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon [+see also:
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile], Audiard’s A Prophet [+see also:
interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
film profile] (Cannes Grand Prize winner) and Frears’ Chéri [+see also:
interview: Stephen Frears
(Translated from French)
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