In 2021, Paris experienced a record number of filming days, all genres combined (short and feature films, series, documentaries, commercials), a phenomenon which, according to the town hall, can be explained by a catch-up effect vis-à-vis 2020 and the boom in platform series. Notre-Dame is burning by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Love is better than life by Claude Lelouch… The capital hosted the filming of 110 feature films in 2021, compared to 93 in 2020, and 64 series, like the previous year, said the town hall on Wednesday in a press release. If this is not a record, on the other hand, the more than 7,000 cumulative shooting days are a first, underlines the town hall which presents it as a “record of attractiveness”. The duration of the filming of the series explains this record, with platforms (Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon, HBO) which “resonate more in terms of months than weeks”, underlines to AFP Michel Gomez, delegate of the Cinema Mission. According to Mr. Gomez, who takes care of the authorizations and the reception of these filmings, this record is also explained “by a catch-up effect” vis-à-vis the two confinements of the year 2020, in particular for movies and commercials. With its star series, including Lupine (season 3) and Emily in Paris (season 2), Netflix has greatly helped the capital to “find a growing level of production” in 2021, according to the town hall, which also mentions the arrival on this Disney market, which shot a mini-series on Malik Oussekine, the student killed by the police in 1986. On the French side, “historic players” in the audiovisual sector “continue their activities”, also says the town hall, mentioning France Televisions (Munch, The Art of Crime), Canal+ (Marie-Antoinette, Narvalo), TF1 (Balthazar, Clem), Arte, M6 and OCS.
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