Supporting the creation of feature films and TV shows

For nearly a century Natixis Coficiné has financed the film business in all its forms: feature productions, TV dramas, animated films, movie theaters and show venues, as well as its technical and cultural industries.

Financier of the film and TV industry

Coficiné offers a comprehensive range of specialized loans for each stage of feature film and TV show production. Natixis Coficiné also assists the day-to-day running of these businesses by financing asset purchases and all other types of investments.

  • Loans to develop and prepare film projects
  • Production loans
  • Distribution loans
  • Loans based on projected revenues
  • Loans based on filmographies and musical works
  • Corporate loans
  • Financing for movie theaters and show venues
  • Company acquisition financing
  • Financing of sound and image technologies

Coficiné initially focused on French clients, but has since diversified its client base. For many years it has operated predominantly across Europe, as well as in Canada, Australia, South Africa and the US through its reps in the UK, Spain, Germany and Scandinavia.


Coficiné goes beyond financing to deliver advisory and strategic assistance

Coficiné furnishes advice, structures and arranges loans by working closely with each of its clients and with leading names in the film and TV industry. It offers ongoing assistance, supporting clients during every stage of their cinema and TV shows.

Film and TV producers, service providers and movie theater operators, independent distributors and multimedia groups regularly turn to Coficiné, irrespective of their expectations, size and projects.

The MCI subsidiary specializes in the following domains: financial engineering and advisory, concentrating specifically on M&A and the valuation and representation of film and TV rights catalogues and of companies in the film and TV industry. It also creates and manages Groupe BPCE’s Sofica Cofimage companies, in addition to furnishing advisory services to a number of investment funds.

The FMCA subsidiary provides specialist advice on the breakdown of revenue generated from cinema and TV productions between their various beneficial owners.

Key Figures

  • €1bn in loan production
  • 150 European feature films per year
  • Over 1,000 hours of TV programs annually
  • Films financed by Coficiné* represent more than a third of the feature films nominated at the 2018 César awards and total more than a half of the nominations at the 2018 César awards ceremony
  • Nearly a third of the films in selection for main competition and award-recipients at European festivals, including the Cannes, Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian film festivals
  • Approximately 15 multiplexes of cinematographic exploitation per year
  • Financing feature films that generate more than half the box-office takings for French films.