France: CNC reveals foreign production funding
December 20, 2022
From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris
French public funding body Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) has announced the extension of its financial support to French and European producers, established in France and working with foreign channels and platforms in genres such as drama, animation, documentary and live shows.
As of January 2022, content producers such as Disney, Netflix, Prime Video and Apple, who have been obliged to invest at least 20 per cent of their revenues in France into French production (80 per cent in TV, 20 per cent into movies) since July 2021, will see their content attract funding by the CNC just like any other French TV player.
This integration process of foreign players into the French TV creative system has been built as a “virtuous model”, according to the CNC, following the enactment of the AVMSD Euro directive. It closes a transitional period that will end at the end of December 2022.
To help creators and producers keep independent, and draw lasting revenues from the exploitation of the production, the platforms’ rights duration period has been limited to 72 months, including 36 months in exclusivity.