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Launch of the Victorine Narrative Lab

Prime Video, the City of Nice and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière announce the launch of the "Victorine Narrative Lab", a new mentoring programme for the authors of tomorrow.

This programme will support aspiring scriptwriters who are trying to imagine compelling stories and worlds with the help of audiovisual professionals. The training will take place at the Studios de la Victorine in Nice, and online from January to May 2022.

"The partnership we are building today with Prime Video and the École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière is in line with the City of Nice's ambition to consolidate the audiovisual sector in its territory and to revitalise the Studios de la Victorine. The choice of Nice and La Victorine to host this writing programme entitled "Victorine Narrative Lab" bears witness to the renewed attractiveness of our studios and the interest they arouse among producers. This programme offers a great opportunity to emerging scriptwriters who will be able to imagine, here in Nice, the stories that will make the cinema of tomorrow. We also hope that this programme will benefit scriptwriters in our region," said Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan area and President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region.

About the City of Nice's Studios de la Victorine

Since the beginnings of cinema, Nice has been the setting and backdrop for numerous feature films of all genres and nationalities. Prestigious pages of cinema history have been written there. From the silent era to talking pictures, from black and white to Technicolor, from film to digital, the Studios de la Victorine have welcomed filmmakers from all over the world since 1919. For several years now, Christian Estrosi has been pursuing an ambitious policy aimed at making the region more attractive for film and audiovisual shoots, both in the city and at the Studios de la Victorine, which was taken over by the management at the end of 2017. To encourage this reception in the best possible conditions, the City of Nice has undertaken, in 2019, a project to renew these Studios with the aim of increasing their attractiveness and making them the first in France, and even in Europe. A wide-ranging consultation was carried out, resulting in a report whose conclusions emphasised that increasing the attractiveness of the Studios de la Victorine was based on the consolidation of three interdependent centres: the filming and production centre; the centre for hosting companies working in the audiovisual sector; and the centre for training in the professions of this same sector.

Extract from the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis press release

Article published on 01/12/21