Tuesday, December 05, 2006

SCOOP!

Yesterday the Cote D'Azur media press descended on our small team as the Minister for Industry paid us a visit. We all shook hands with the man & had our photos taken while Bibo was interviewed & Monsieur Ministre gave a speech. The Region wanted to thank Bibo Films for bringing the production to Nice & encourage other film-makers to come too.

Bibo & Bruno appeared on the regional news last night & the photos made it into the papers this morning. Here's a pic of Bibo getting in the way of my storyboards!



More info for French readers here, &here.

Bibo Studio Brings World-Class Film Animation to Nice 04/12/2006

“The Côte d’Azur is to France what Hollywood is to the United States, star system and show business, but also technology and know-how,” states Bibo Bergeron, director and producer, Bibo Studio. After seven successful years with Hollywood giant Dreamworks, Bibo Bergeron is coming home to France and has chosen the Côte d’Azur to establish his own studio. With 1,000 square meters of space on rue de la Liberté in the heart of Nice, Bibo Studio will invest € 1 million in its network of 3D animation stations, and plans to create 120 jobs over the next three years. Bergeron cites as key factors in choosing the location: the proximity of Sophia Antipolis, the film industry’s regular visits to the Côte dAzur for festivals and markets, and the technical training available at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, with which he will partner to develop a Masters in Film Animation. “We want our Nice studio to become a benchmark in the production of film animation,” Bergeron continues. Bibo’s target market includes producers of Europe’s high-budget animation films (€ 15 to 25 million). Its first production will be “Un Monstre à Paris,” directed by Bibo Bergeon and developed with EUROPACORP. With his storyboard team in place in Nice since November, Mr. Bergeon will continue production in Paris until Bibo’s Nice facilities are fully operational, in May 2007. The arrival of Bibo Studio in Nice is a major event for the Côte d’Azur, which today reinforces its cinema activity, known around the world in the days of Studios Victorine.

10 comments:

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Does he have ants crawling over his collar?

Smook said...

This would be a nice time to pull focus and truck in closer onto your boards so we could have a good look at them.

UM said...

Bibo is my long-lost twin! He looks more like me than my real twin, which is kind of spooky. Would love to see your boards more close up. Hope you're having fun and tell the minister to keep supporting the man!

Oscar Grillo said...

He really looks like Oliver Stone.

Elliot said...

He looks like that prancer who wrote the book about men being from Mars and women being from Slough.

Richard Mitchelson said...

wow looks like this 'france'is the place to be, would love to see those boards better. Big Christmas greetings, or should that be Joieux Noel (spelling, i know)

Matt J said...

Joyeux Noel! Afraid those boards won't see the light of day until the DVD release Xmas 2009!!

Damien said...

You're working on "Un monstre à paris"!
Great^^
Like the others, I would like to see your boards more close up... can't wait 2009.
Bon courage.

Christian said...

Sounds like a great project and an exciteing place to be.Would love to see some of your board panels from the show.

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