• New Incentives to Attract Motion Picture and Television Production to France

    February 05 2009, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: AmCham France

    AmCham is pleased to welcome François Hurard, chief advisor on motion picture issues of Culture and Communication Minister Christine Albanel on February 5, 2009 from 8:45 to 10:00 am to discuss:

    New incentives to attract motion picture and television production to France

    France is one of the most attractive places in the world to film motion pictures, with world-class animation studios, technologies, production facilities and talent.  Serge Siritzky of Ecran Total called France the "Usine à Rêve de la Planète."  To maintain its attractiveness in a competitive international environment, France has enacted new incentives to encourage international film production and animation.  This presents many business opportunities.
    The discussion will be moderated by Winston Maxwell, Partner, Hogan & Hartson, Philippe Coen, Vice President and Counsel, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, and Eric Fourel, Partner, Ernst & Young, Chair of the Taxation Task Force
    The event will be held at AmCham premises, 156 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008, Paris
    François Hurard, a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Saint-Cloud, was a French cultural attaché overseas and a professor before becoming chief of programs at the Commission nationale de la communication et des libertés (1987), and then Director of programs at the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (until 1998).  He then served as Director of Cinéma at the Centre national de la cinématographie (CNC).  While serving as Ms. Albanel's advisor, he also teaches at Université de Paris II and ENA.

    Participation Fees: This is a forfait-event for President's Council, Corporate, Affiliate, Entrepreneur and Non-Profit members.
    Other AmCham members, non-members and guests: 10 €. Please make your check payable to the order of AmCham France

    Please confirm your attendance at before February 3, 2009