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24 September 2018

France Introduces Incentives For Film Industry to Hire More Women

Françoise Nyssen, the French Culture Minister, announced on Thursday (20 September) that financial incentives to persuade film productions to hire more women are to be introduced. This announcement follows on from the pledge Nyssen made at the Cannes Film Festival, and is part of a package of gender-related measures. “I believe in financial incentives” she said.

It will see films offered a bonus of up to 15%. Projects will be rated according to a points system — such as one point per female director, one point per female screenwriter, etc — and films that achieve eight points would be eligible for the maximum increase of 15%.

Nyssen said that currently fewer than one in six films would qualify.

Read more via Screen Daily here.