How are Eastern Europe’s established location strongholds responding to increased regional competition for footloose international projects? In the Czech Republic, which is very well-regarded by producers, its production rebate has already run dry this year
After one false start in 2006, Woody Allen has finally made a film in Paris, which has been selected to open Cannes this year. Melanie Goodfellow discovers how the master film-maker shot all over the city last summer
Sylvie Barnaud must be one of the most credited police chiefs in the history of IMDb. Julie Julia and The Da Vinci Code are just two of the productions to mention the Paris-based police commander for her help during shoots.
France has a dynamic film industry with a global outlook, and its leading players will all be in Cannes. Screen profiles the industry insiders, producers, distributors, sales companies and financiers it pays to know
How did an English-language, New York-set project end up as a majority Italian co-production with access to the country’s full array of financial incentives — as well as those available in the US? We talk to the team behind Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
All roads may no longer lead to Rome but Italy’s network of regional film commissions and a generous tax credit are putting the territory and its producers firmly on the international production map. Sheri Jennings reports
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