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  • Netflix to woo France with original series
  • Netflix to woo France with original series
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Netflix to woo France with original series

Netflix is launching in France, but not everyone is happy about it. In an attempt to assuage concerns about potential damage to l’exception culturelle - the policy of preserving French culture and talent - it's funding and producing an original French series.



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