Paris 2024: film shooting will be banned in the capital for the first time for three months

Paris 2024: film shooting will be banned in the capital for the first time for three months


For the cinema industry, the Olympic and Paralympic Games (JOP) fall at the worst time in Paris. “Summer is traditionally the ideal time for very spectacular film shoots in the capital,” explains Michel Gomez, general delegate of the Cinema Mission of the City of Paris. The period during which it was possible to close, in 2022, Place de l’Etoile, Place du Panthéon or Place Denfert-Rochereau, for the biopic De Gaulle , by Antonin Baudry. “It’s possible between mid-August and the end of August, never on October 15,” says the director of filming in the capital.

This type of very big film, like Monsieur Aznavour , by Mehdi Idir and Grand Corps Malade, “we won’t have them next year,” he says. Specifying: since they cannot be postponed to another time, “we will lose them, which will result in a drop which could represent up to 20% in the number of fewer filming days in Paris in 2024” .

This year, just like in 2022, Paris recorded 7,000 days of filming, all genres combined (films, series, advertising, etc.) A high level which can be explained by the exponential increase in requests intended to supply series to the platforms. forms of streaming.

Big premiere in summer 2024, it will be completely forbidden to shoot a feature film, whether it is qualified as “exceptional” (action or costume film) or simply “standard”, between June 16 and September 15, in the areas occupied by the Olympic Games. The Cinema Mission of the City of Paris has planned four different periods from March 15 to November 2, during which authorizations will only be issued sparsely, according to “vigilance” criteria on sensitive sites. and “expertise” of each file. The green light from the Town Hall will take into account both the geographical proximity to the events linked to the Games, the type of film proposed as well as the periods of assembly and dismantling of the sports facilities.

Fallow quarters

Entire districts of the capital will therefore be prohibited or very inaccessible to filmmakers during the crucial period of the Games. No cameras on almost all of the banks of the Seine, nor on entire sections of the 7th , 8th and 16th arrondissements, notably the Trocadéro or the Champ-de-Mars, but also the Tuileries gardens, the Saint-Louis Island or La Villette Park. Not to mention several other areas scattered throughout the 12th , 15th and 18th arrondissements.

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