Celebrating the one-yearanniversary of its creation, the Madrid Film Commission has signed acollaboration agreement Monday with Paris's Ile de France Film Commission tohelp foment Spanish-French co-productions.

According to producerEnrique Cerezo, president of the Madrid Film Commission (MFC), and CorinneRufet, president of the Ile de France Film Commission, Spain and France couldbe making many more than the dozen co-productions they do each year.

Concrete steps to help beefup those numbers include a cooperation framework to exchange information andfacilitate all aspects of shooting in the two capital cities, as well as theorganization of exclusive co-production meetings to help bring togetherproducers and distributors from the neighboring countries.

The MFC aims to sign similaragreements with bodies in other European capitals such as the BerlinBrandenburg Film Commission and Rome's Lazio Film Commission. In its first yearof activity, the MFC has provided support to 25 feature film shoots, 12 shorts,four documentaries and ten TV series.