Marseille Connects With International Film and TV Production Business

Published on Jan 16, 2020

When Séréna Zouaghi was named deputy mayor in charge of cinema for the French city Marseille in 2014, the local official knew she would have to pack her bags and hit the road. Though the coastal metropolis had always benefited from a healthy production infrastructure, and was second only to Paris as an industry hub, the newly named councilor intended to make her city a starry destination all on its own.

“Marseille is a very photogenic place, and it has inspired filmmakers since the earliest days of cinema,” says Zouaghi. “So we launched a concerted effort to stand out on an international stage, to encourage producers, directors and screenwriters to discover our city, to visit and to take inspiration from it.”

Starting in 2014, the city of Marseille began occupying its own promotional booth at the Cannes Film Market, next to, but separate from, booths for the regional and national production commissions.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Ben Croll