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Film London, Ile de France Film Commission renew pact

Film London and Ile de France Film Commission renew partnership for fifth year running.

Film London and the Ile de France Film Commission have renewed their partnership to promote collaboration between the film and television industries of the French and UK capitals for a fifth year running.

The renewed agreement, signed during Cannes, includes a new business exchange trip in November for high-end television drama producers based in Paris and London.

It will also includes reciprocal hosting of producers from either capital at the Production Finance Market (PFM) in London in October and ParisFX in January 2015.

“Over the past four years we have seen a great exchange of talent as well as increasing opportunities for co-production which have invigorated our cities,” said Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission.

Olivier-René Veillon, executive director of the Ile de France Film Commission said: “I very much believe in the creative partnership between France and UK. Where better to focus that partnership than our two metropolises, with their vivid creative scene and their highly international and connected frames?”

Up to four French producers will attend the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) to pitch their projects to international film financiers.

The PFM focuses on connecting international producers and financiers to encourage new film financing relationships, and is the only event of its kind in the UK.

The partnership between Film London and the Ile de France Film Commission has seen over 25 French projects presented at the PFM during four previous editions, supporting the PFM’s aim to broaden links with Europe. The deadline for PFM applications is open until July 7.

In exchange four British post-production and SFX professionals from London will attend ParisFX in January 2015, organised by the Ile De France Film Commission, to ensure there is a creative and talent exchange between the two post production industries.

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