Magazine article Screen International

Belga Raises €5M for Animation 'The Son of Bigfoot'

Magazine article Screen International

Belga Raises €5M for Animation 'The Son of Bigfoot'

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The Belgian tax credit company was launched last year by production and distribution outfit Belga Films, which will release The Son Of Bigfoot in Benelux late summer 2017. The total budget is undersood to be $26m (euro23m).

Studiocanal will release in France, UK, Germany and Australia/New Zealand.

Produced by Studiocanal's nWave Pictures and Waterman Ent. (Alvin and the Chipmunks), the film centres on a teenage outsider who uncovers the truth that he is the son of the mysterious Bigfoot and as such has super powers, which he needs to save his family.

Belga fund boost

BFF founder and general manager Fabrice Delville revealed in Cannes that the fund raised a record $6.7m (euro6m) in tax shelter financing during 2015 and expects to double that amount this year.

As the tax credit company expands, Belga has now signed a major new partnership with one of the largest banks in Belgium, understood from local sources to be CBC Banque et Assurances, the French-speaking division of KBC Bank en Verzekerkingen. …

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