The conferencechair, producer Nik Powell of the National Film and
John Graydon of
Graydon did notethat the tax credit's basis only on
He also noted thatthere is the same benefit whether the
In otherencouraging news, UKFC Premiere Fund head Sally Caplan noted that there was thepossibility for the
Hurard of the
Hurard notedthat the system seems to be working well for low-budget films.In all, therewere a record 240 French films produced last year, including more than 50minority co-productions.
Hurard alsonoted the growing importance of French regional funds - which have beenrecently energised and also have every Euros 2 they lend in support backed by anadditional
JJ Lousberg ofthe UK Film Council noted that it's not just tax issues that can bring foreignproducers together and he advocated measures that would reduce paperwork betweenforeign bodies and establishing of a common framework for legal and otherprocesses. "That is one of the obstacles of systems not being in sync and wecan do something about that relatively easily," he said. "We can work togetherto establish certain standards of practice."
The DinardFestival du Film Britannique opened Thursday with a gala screening of StephenFrears' The Queen; the event runs through Sunday. Producers who attended theseminar from the