The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, announces that the State will continue to guarantee against the Covid-19 risk the filming of films and audiovisual works, as well as the filming of flux emissions, at least until the end of August 2021.
Following the announcement by the President of the Republic on May 6, 2020, two funds were created to cover all filming as of June 1, 2020, in the absence of coverage of the Covid risk by the private insurance market. One, managed by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), has been guaranteeing the production of heritage works since May 2020. The other, created by the decree of 30 December 2020 and managed by the Directorate-General for Media and Cultural Industries, guarantees the shooting of flow programs.
France was the first country to set up a guarantee fund for the shooting of heritage works, followed in particular by Belgium in July 2020, the United Kingdom in July 2020, Germany in September 2020 and Quebec in October 2020.
Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, recalls that The filming of new works and programmes is the central link on which the entire economy of the film and audiovisual sectors, from upstream designers and authors to downstream broadcasters, including producers, producers, distributors and technical industries” She adds that “ The public is waiting for these novelties ».
With this extension, many important projects can be secured and built.