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Authorities in Paris have halted the of scenes from action movies on its in the wake of the recent terror attacks. The city is still on high following the attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo and other , which left 20 people dead. Security has been heightened around synagogues, newspaper and offices and shopping malls. Armed police and soldiers are clearly on the streets. Security have now been extended to the movie industry. Paris' police Sylvie Barnaud said: "There's a problem with these action-type scenes, as the actors in could be targets for terrorists….Also, the actors could pose confusion for the general ."

Ms Barnaud said she did not know how long the would last but feels the time is not right for car , fake and pyrotechnics. She said: "I was shocked to hear of the Charlie Hebdo attacks say on television that it seemed like a movie ." One French movie insider said the new restrictions could have an impact on big American productions. She said: "It's not the right to do it. Even if Steven Spielberg wanted to film a big scene with police and a in the streets…I'm sure it would not have got made." Paris is the annual Film Set Fair this week, hoping to attract big . Filmmakers are worried the restrictions could reduce the of movies filmed in Paris.

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