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Taipei, Paris sign movie cooperation pact in Hong Kong

2017/03/13 20:59:33

Hong Kong, March 13 (CNA) The Taipei Film Commission and Paris Coproduction Village signed an agreement in Hong Kong on Monday to further their cooperation in movie making.

The agreement was signed by Chung Yung-feng (鍾永豐), commissioner of Taipei City's Department of Cultural Affairs, and Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, CEO of Paris Coproduction Village, as they attended an international film festival in Hong Kong.

Chung said people in France's movie industry already know Taipei quite well and have invited movie directors from Taiwan to visit Paris under several exchange programs.

"We hope the signing of this new agreement will further promote close cooperation between movie producers of the two countries," Chung said.

He told the press that exchanges between movie industries of the two countries have mostly been at the cultural level, "and we intend to lift it to the level of investment cooperation."

Fleurantin said he also wanted to promote cooperation between the film making industries of the two countries, noting that the growing movie market in Asia is important to Europe.

He said he will work to convince French movie makers to shoot their films in Taiwan.

Under the agreement, both sides will select movies that will be jointly shot in Taiwan. By Stanley Cheung and S.C. Chang)