US Filmmaking in France: Living The French Experience
Film France – CNC is hosting a half-day event in Los Angeles, in partnership with Variety and Villa Albertine, to showcase the benefits and incentives of shooting films and TV shows in France.
Everyone is familiar with France’s rich history and enduring excellence in the cinematic arts. However, in the past decade, the country as experienced a surge in popularity as a production hot spot, attributed to a combination of incentives, diverse locations and top-notch crew.
France, indeed, provides a unique blend of creativity, infrastructure, and fiscal incentive that make it a preferred choice for filming and creating visual effects (VFX). In 2022 alone, approximately 80 international productions chose France as their filming location and more than $2.1 million were spent with local VFX outfits according to Variety.
In this context, on November 14th, France Film – CNC organized a half-day event in Los Angeles in partnership with Variety and Villa Albertine. « U.S. Filmmaking in France : Living The French Experience » aimed to showcase the benefits and incentives of shooting films and TV shows in France, as well as the advantages of collaborating with local VFX studios.
The gathering brought together representatives from France’s filmmaking industry, along with directors, producers, and executives who have recently filmed in France. This event provided a unique opportunity to foster relationships between talented French professionals and Hollywood decision-makers.
As part of the schedule, Laurens Ehrmann, CEO of The Yard, was invited to participate in a panel discussion entitled « Choosing France for Your VFX ». Exemplifying “la crème de la crème” of French VFX companies, as presented by Film France – CNC in the event brochure, Laurens Ehrmann shared his experience of working with international productions and providing insights on The Yard’s latest projects, including ‘All The Light We Cannot See‘, the limited series directed by Shawn Levy recently released on Netflix.
It was a significant privilege for The Yard to be one of the three VFX French studios selected to represent the national expertise in this conference.
Get to know more about the event by visiting the Film France – CNC website by clicking here.