The American giant has opened a Paris office and announced a significant increase in its investments in France, which should exceed 100 million euros in 2020.
The decision by Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, to oblige foreign platforms to invest at least 25% of their revenues in France in the production of French or European films and series should maintain this upward trend for years to come.
Netflix wants to build on the many talents already present in France, particularly authors and producers, and contribute to the emergence of new French talent. To this end, the platform is strengthening its partnerships in training in the Paris region with:
- La Fémis: around the "Series" program and "La Résidence", an 11-month training program that will allow 4 young self-taught directors from modest backgrounds to train professionally.
- Les Gobelins: thanks to the financing of 5 scholarships for students during 4 years in the framework of the Master of Arts in "Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking".
- Finally, Netflix will be the main partner of the program dedicated to the writing of series launched by the association 1000 visages, headed by Houda Benyamina, who also directed two episodes of The Eddy.
In 2020, Netflix is planning to produce 20 new original French contents, including 3 projects already supported by our team: Arsène Lupin, La Révolution, and The Eddy.