Abu Dhabi attracts filmmakers
Abu Dhabi has become the Middle Eastern production hub of choice for filmmakers – in fact Abu Dhabi was the only Middle Eastern city to be listed in the top international filming locations in 2014 by P3 magazine.,Bollywood movies like Bang Bang and Baby, Hollywood movies Fast &Furious7 andStar Wars Force Awakens, TV series Bold and the Beautiful, BBC’s Top Gear and many more have shot in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Film Commission,which is part of twofour54, a Media Zone Authority Company is responsible for all the necessary processes for filmmakers to ensure their experience in the Emirate is of the highest international standard.
Abu Dhabi Film Commission is the central contact for production-related matters in the Emirate and provides the following services in conjunction with twofour54: A generous 30% cash-back production rebate* on spend in Abu Dhabi – the only one of it’s kind in the region . Free scouting assistance to find a diverse range of unique locations; including stunning coastlines with year-round blue skies, wild deserts, amazing oases and iconic modern and Arabic architecture. Assisting with the procedures to obtain shooting permits, visas, script approval, and customs clearance; Securing of first class studios and post-production facilities at competitive rates as well as experienced professional crew and supplier bases During the press conference the producer fraternities like Mr. Ramesh Sippy, Govind Nihalani, Manmohan Shetty, Shital Bhatia were also present there.