Filming in France
Posted 30 May 2006 - 10:15 PM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:06 PM
Oh you heard wrong....Americans are loved all over the world, especially France. Don't forget to wear your
"I love Bush" T-Shirt.
You won't have any problems. They let Ron Howard film in the Louvre for pete's sake.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 02:32 AM
Where do you imagine this to take place, if exteriors ? I mean, where is your daugther Paris ?
Posted 31 May 2006 - 05:24 AM
Here's the deal: my daughter's going to school in France. I'm working on a kind of interesting script that takes place in a foreign country, which could be France. What I thought is if I could find the equivalent of a local acting troupe in some outlying village that would be interested in participating in the project, I could shoot it in a couple of weeks while visiting my daughter. I understand that there is going to be resistance to American filmmaker coming in to shoot French film, etc, but what I need right now is some info on finding regional acting groups in small towns in France and info on regulations for shooting in France. Anybody know where I can find any of this? Thanks.
Possiblem, you wish draw attention to the exotic interior of Ukrainian village.
I can organize shooting in Ukraine.
The many interesting locations.
You can check style of Ukrainian locations in Internet.
From one side, this can be good intrigue, from other side, you can o save money on budget.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 06:02 AM
I am a French Gaffer based in Paris.
First of all, if you want to shoot in France, know that you're welcome
French crew enjoy working with American Production
Anyway, you asked about Shooting Permit.
What are your planning to shoot ? A short film, a feature a documentary ?
Know, that it's almost the same as in the US. I mean you don't need any particular autorisation to shoot outside if you shoot hand held without any tripod and if you don't put any pieces of equipement, such as lights, on the ground.
Otherwise you would need an autorisation from the prefecture de police. That's pretty easy to get !
You just ask for a shooting permit with the adress of the location, the day, the hours. If you don't ask to cut off the traffic they will let you do anything you want for free. In fact, shooting in Paris is free !
If you want more informations about how it work : http://www.filmfrance.net/
It's the French Film Comission. They will help you out easily and probably for free or nothing.
Also, if you need to get a crew, we do have some website where you can post an add like :
If you need to rent equipement, to hire a crew, just ask me directly by email i will help you out.
Have a nice day and come to shoot in France !
Posted 31 May 2006 - 06:45 AM
I was interested and grateful to read what you wrote about shooting en France. And I thought what Olex wrote about Ukraine was also a good idea.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 07:56 AM
Anyway, I'm afraid that it's not that easy to shoot in Paris. First of all it might take time to get the authorization. It's usefull to ask long before the shoot. Second point is how the traffic would be pertubated by the shooting. And this is not costless. Third point, it's not free if you want a monument in the frame, and it can cost a lot... It can only be a large historic square like Concorde square or the Triumph arc, or the Opera and you are charged a lot !
Posted 31 May 2006 - 07:56 PM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:37 AM
Olex, you are great! If someone wants to make ANY kind of film, you propose the Ukraine!
Even Lawrence of Arabia II can be done there! I salute your enthusiasm!!!!
Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:42 AM
That's right !
If you tell us what region of France your daughter is, it may help...
Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:26 PM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:32 PM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 11:21 PM
Thanks very much Laurent.
Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:43 AM
(this is a quick answer, I'll come back later for your question about film commission).
Posted 02 June 2006 - 08:17 PM
Posted 03 June 2006 - 05:43 AM
Posted 03 June 2006 - 04:28 PM
So you have to find a insurance company.