Telefilm Canada is closingits Paris office, effective March 31, 2006. The Canadian film and televisionfunding agency said the closure made sense because few clients were using theoffice and that what limited function is achieved there can be obtained throughother Canadian operations in the French capital and throughout Europe, such asembassies and trade offices or indeed via the Internet.

The savings will be directedto other Telefilm-backed operations at the Cannes and Berlin film festivals,MIP-TV and MIPCOM and such specialized initiatives as the recent Canada-UKTelevision Coproduction Immersion and the Perspective Canada market screeningsat Berlin and Cannes.