The forum's incendiary Vincent Maraval producer and distributor will not only sow discord within the 7th French art, it will also precipitated held on Wednesday 23 December, in Paris, during which professional foundations, parliamentarians and journalists were invited to "discuss" and "debate" on the "diversity of cinema." It is the Minister of Culture, AurÃ©lie Filippetti, which concluded the roundtable asking the National Center for Cinematography (CNC) set up a "monitoring group" on film financing and announced the holding of a further meeting of professionals in June.
As Minister she spoke of "modernization actions" taken by the government on the reform of the taxation digital, to "find a tax base for companies that are not located on our territory and define tax bases taxable to allow the financing of creation. " "Since the advent of private television and the Internet, the control system has been strong in its ability to adapt to technological and economic changes. It is essential," she assured.
Previously, Michel Hazanavicius, director of "The Artist", five time Oscar winner in 2012, called "French defend a system that defends all cinema." "Do not disconnect that costs a player and what he brings to all beneficiaries and all the teams that are promised profit sharing," he said.
But the filmmaker wanted "more transparency" in the financial system of French films and called to work "against inflation in the cost of movies." Facing the digital revolution "undermines the historical actors on the Internet", Michel Hazanavicius considered it essential "that the mode of distribution of films adapts in order to attract major players [Internet] in our financial system" and replace in question "sacred chronology of media."
For its part, Costa Gavras, director and president of the French Cinematheque, described the system of financing of French cinema as "one of the most fertile praised worldwide", "distributive" and "helped maintain production at a very high level, far exceeding what is happening in the world. " And defend "a copy from college and European bodies weaken."