PRODUCTION INCENTIVES:Eligible local pics can tap into government funding for up to 50% of their budgets. Eligibility is determined by a so-called reference system that looks at director and producer track records, with special provisions made for first works. These funds are not available to non-Italian films. KEY FACILITIES: Cinecitta Studios, Rome Boasts the largest soundstage in Europe. Has on-site post facilities and recently acquired two satellite outposts, Rome’s Dino Studios and Cinecitta Umbria in Papigno, north of the Italian capital. Employs probably the world’s most skillful set-construction craftsmen. www. cinecittastudios.com Lumiq Studios, Turin A state-of-the-art HD and 3-D animation studio, with “blue box” sets and a pool for underwater shooting. On-site post. Lumiq also invests in projects. Recently pacted with Spain’s Filmax to co-produce toon “Donkey Xote,” soon to shoot in Turin. www.lumiqstudios.com POST HOUSES: Proxima Located on the Cinecitta lot, but also with a Milan facility, Proxima is Italy’s leading post-production provider. www.proximavfx.com Marina Studios Located in Carasco, Genoa, its specialties include high-tech digital intermediate technology. www.marinastudios.com FILM COMMISSIONS: Lazio Film Commission (Rome and surrounding region), www.laziofilmcommissi on.it Turin and Piedmont Film Commission, www.filmcommissiontorinopiemonte.it Tuscany Film Commission: www.filmcommission.toscana.it Campania Film Commission (Naples, Pompei, Caserta), www.filmcommissioncampania.org
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