France's National FilmCommission (CNF), which promotes location filming in the country, will have anew president in mid-September.
Unifrance's deputy generalmanager Patrick Lamassoure will take over from current CNF president BenoitCaron, according to Caron. Lamassoure could not be reached for comment.
For his part, Caron, who hasheaded up the CNF since the late 1990s, will not divulge his future planssaying only "I'm heading for different horizons."
The Commission has played anintegral role in bringing foreign productions to shoot in France. Itfacilitates a foreign producer's job by providing contacts and overseeing thevarious regional agencies.
Recent films to shoot inFrance include The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin, StevenSoderbergh's Ocean's 12, Tim Burton's Big Fish and Nancy Meyers' Something'sGotta Give.