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Netflix in landmark deal to finance French cinema

Netflix has struck a deal with French cinema organisations committing it to invest about €40 million a year in French and European cinema in 2022, with a guarantee to invest a minimum of €30 million a year in French original movies over the next three years. The agreement between the streamer and cinema organisations BLIC, […]

Canal+ strikes new windowing and finance deal with French cinema

French pay TV giant Canal+ has made peace with the country’s film industry in a landmark deal that will see it commit to invest €600 million in film production over the next three years in exchange for a loosening up of the current strict theatrical windowing regime. Canal+ and leading cinema organisations BLIC, BLOC and […]

Canal+ cinema deal opens way to reform of windows

French pay TV operator Canal+ has struck an agreement with France’s cinema industry to continue to support movie production in the country and has indicated that a deal is imminent on the thorny question of movies rights windowing in the country. Canal+ said its agreement with organisations representing the French cinema industry would see the […]

French content creators call for technology-neutral movie windows

Copyright societies representing French producers, directors, authors and content creators have called for a reduction in the theatrical release window for movies to three months and an alignment of linear and non-linear pay TV distribution on a technology-neutral basis. The groups, the ARP, SACD, SRF, SPI and UPC, have collectively called for identical windows for […]

French constitutional court 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 […]