It's early days for TRIP, France’s enormously successful tax rebate for international producers. Film France CEO Patrick Lamassoure tells Future Vision TRIP is just getting started when it comes to luring international filmmakers to France.
Q. You see things from a unique perspective in your position. What made you decide to go for the management side of the French film industry?
A. I loved film and when I finished studying, I didn’t know what to do but I did know that I wanted to be in the film industry. I became a journalist for Le Film Francais, the French answer to Variety, and then moved over to UniFrance, the international promotional arm of National Centre of Cinematography (CNC). And in doing this, I became enthralled with the idea that I could work for the film community as a whole, rather than for just one individual company.
Q. Clearly it gives you a broader perspective?
A. Absolutely. As an example, my... read more...