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In wake of a call for general strike in France, dates of Cartoon Forum shifted upwards

In wake of a call for general strike in France, dates of Cartoon Forum shifted upwards

Events
French trade unions have called for a general strike on September 12. Responding to the call, organizers of the 2017 Cartoon Forum have moved the dates of this year’s event up a day. Now, the Forum will go on from September 11 to September 14. Attendees to the Forum will now arrive in Toulouse on September 11. Incidentally, the TV animation co-production forum will run from September 12 to 14. The strike has been called by the CGT (General Confederation of Labour), the largest union group in France in terms of votes and the second-largest in terms of membership at about 710,000. The strike is planned as a show of resistance to labour market reforms proposed by recently elected President Emmanuel Macron. Cartoon Forum’s general director Mark Vandeweyer and his team have stated that w
Cartoon Forum continues to widen its horizons

Cartoon Forum continues to widen its horizons

Animation
The 28th annual Cartoon Forum that will take place in Toulouse, France from September 12 to 15 is continuing to expand its international reach with projects from Japan, Brazil and United Arab Emirates accepted into the European co-production platform. And after Ireland was the Forum’s inaugural spotlight country last year, Poland won the 2017 distinction and will present five projects that include pre-school series The Wriggles from Warsaw’s Badi Badi. The Forum will also present tributes to Polish studios and the success of the country’s animation biz will be highlighted throughout the three-day event. This year, a total of 83 new TV series projects will be pitched to potential co-producers, buyers and investors representing approximately 470 hours of animation worth 285 million Euro
French producers to once again feature in a big way at Cartoon Forum

French producers to once again feature in a big way at Cartoon Forum

Animation
French producers are featuring once again for the 2017 Cartoon Forum set for September 12 to 15 in Toulouse, France. The TV pitching forum has selected 83 projects, representing a combined budget of about 285 million euros for 470 hours of programming. France was far ahead with 28 projects; followed by Ireland with nine; Belgium and Poland with five each; Finland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom with four each; Germany with three; Portugal and South Korea with two and one each from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden and Ukraine. Additionally, 48 per cent of projects were aimed at kids between 5 to 12, 69 per cent are 2D. The average cost per project is 3.4 million euros and 38 projects (46 per ce...