Has Netflix finally won France over?

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Streaming giant faces tough negotiations over investment obligations and content rights as France overhauls audiovisual laws.

The great and the good of France’s cultural institutions and film and TV production scene turned out for the official opening of Netflix’s new French offices in central Paris in the presence of the Us platform’s founder and CEO Reed Hastings on January 17.

“The only people missing were Frémaux, the Seydoux and Saada,” said one attendee, marvelling at the high-profile crowd.

He was referring to Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux, as well as Nicolas Seydoux and Jérome Seydoux, the influential chiefs of Gaumont and Pathé,
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