Magazine article Screen International

Polanski's 'Based on A True Story' among Belga Films Investments

Magazine article Screen International

Polanski's 'Based on A True Story' among Belga Films Investments

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Ambitious new financier Belga Films Fund, the Belgian tax shelter arm of the Belga Films group, has announced its latest investments and projects.

The fund, which will have collected over euro10m through the tax shelter by the end of the year, is co-producing and co-financing Roman Polanski's latest feature, D'après Une Histoire Vraie (Based On A True Story) , which stars Eva Green and Emmanuelle Seigner and is shooting in Paris this month.

The film was co-scripted by Polanski with Olivier Assayas. Wassim Beji is producing. Lionsgate is handling the film internationally. The budget is around euro10m and Belga has provided euro500k.

Belga is also partnering on The Queen's Corgi, nWave's animated feature which will start production in Brussels before the end of the year.

Queen Corby will be nWave's second film on which Belga Films Fund has raised tax shelter funding. The company also invested in Bigfoot Junior, set for release in 2017. Belga provided a sizeable euro6m for Bigfoot Junior out of its overall budget of approximately euro20m. …

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