Axa is gaining a foothold in the film industry. The leading French insurance group has just announced the acquisition, via its alternative investment subsidiary Axa IM Alts, of the Bry-sur-Marne studios. A reference site in the world of the seventh art, which has hosted the shooting of films such as the latest Asterix and Obelix by Guillaume Canet, the latest feature film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, BigBug, the Marie-Antoinette by Sofia Coppola, or the first part of the Hollywood franchise Hunger Games.
If the amount of the transaction has not been officially communicated, it would amount, according to the Financial Times, to 150 million euros. Located about fifteen kilometers east of Paris, the complex, with a total area of 12 hectares, was acquired from Nexity. The studios of Bry-sur-Marne, rented for both films and series, house eight film sets on 5600 m2, complemented by workshops of sets and costumes, dressing rooms, offices spread over ...
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