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Cinema and audiovisual: guarantee funds against the interruption of filming extended until the end of August

Filming which undertakes to respect strict protocols and barrier gestures can be compensated if they are interrupted by a case of Covid-19.

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The Ministry of Culture announced on April 30 the extension until August 31 “at least“guarantee funds against the risk of interruption of film shoots and other television shows in the event of contamination by the coronavirus.”Thanks to this extension, many important projects can be secured and see the light of day.“, underlined the Ministry of Culture in a press release, the day after the announcement of the reopening of places of culture on May 19.

The filming of works and new programs is the central link on which the entire economy of the cinema and audiovisual sectors is based.“added Minister Roselyne Bachelot, quoted in the press release and”the public is waiting for these novelties“.

These filming guarantee funds were set up in France at the end of spring 2020, when the first confinement was lifted, to allow production to resume quickly.

On the cinema side, a total of 564 shootings have used the fund of 100 million euros (half of which is public money) set up by the National Center for Cinematography and Animated Image (CNC) had indicated this last to AFP at the end of March. About one in ten shoots then filed a claim for compensation following a Covid-related incident.

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