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CinéFrance, Yoosonn Entertainment, Alef One Unveil French-Taiwanese Co-Productions at Series Mania as CNC, TAICCA Boost Cooperation

Underscoring the growing ties between France and Taiwan in the film and television sector, French and Taiwanese producers CinéFrance, Alef One and Yoosonn Entertainment have presented two new series co-productions at Series Mania.

“Fly,” co-produced by Paris-based CinéFrance and Taipei’s Yoosonn Entertainment, is a spy drama series adapted from Taiwanese author Chang Kuo-Li’s original IP that is set to shoot in France and Taiwan.

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Paris production company Alef One is likewise headed to Taiwan with “Flight MH370,” based on the true events of the Malaysian Airline flight disappearance. Gilles Bannier, known for the recent, acclaimed BBC series “Blue Lights,” is set to direct the series, which is supported by the state-backed Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA). Alef One is currently in discussions with potential Taiwanese co-production partners.

TAICCA and France’s national film center, the CNC, last year signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at furthering cooperation in cultural content industries and strengthening collaborations and exchanges in the film and TV sector.

Attending the Series Mania presentation, TAICCA Chairman Homme Tsai and CNC President Dominique Boutonnat praised the growing collaborations between the two organizations and new French-Taiwanese co-productions.

CNC also highlighted the upcoming 2024 TCCF Creative Content Conference, where it will head a high-level French delegation to Taiwan aimed at fostering greater collaboration between professionals from the European and Asian film and television sectors.

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