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France Looking At Taxing Netflix, Amazon To Fund Film And Tv - Yahoo News

That measure notably hits Netflix, which started streaming to French customers in September 2014. Its European headquarters are moving this year from Luxembourg to The Netherlands. Google is increasingly making inroads into streaming commercial movies and TV shows through its YouTube subsidiary, and online retail giant Amazon Kim Kardashian is also getting in on the act with its Amazon Prime Instant Video service, which this month signed up Woody Allen for his own series. - Netflix, Amazon 'shaking up' sector - "Globally, the sector is reconfiguring itself and the emergence of new actors like Netflix and Amazon are shaking up the production and distribution landscape," Pellerin said. France has a vibrant film and site internet television sector thanks to a system that requires television networks to hand over a proportion of their turnover to back domestic production, on top of a series of public grants and funds. The result is a diverse field of many small- to mid-size production companies, unlike in the United States, where studios and listed entertainment conglomerates dominate. In terms of quality, French twitter films are well-regarded. In this year's Oscars race, 13 French films or co-productions with other countries are in the running.
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