A sophisticated infrastructure and experienced crews are what attract big-budget shoots to the Czech Republic and its picturesque capital city, Prague.
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The scoop: Paris is the hot spot. The pledge that Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe made six years ago to put the City of Light back in lights on the film map is finally coming true, thanks to the digital…
The scoop: Federal-regional support is not only indulging local filmmakers, it's also making it easier and increasingly attractive for international productions to shoot here.
The scoop: While Hong Kong doesn't offer a rebate program or favorable exchange rates for international film crews, it does have a simple tax regime -- 17.5% for corporations and 16% for…
Although they still have some way to go, the Korean cities of Seoul and Busan are starting to emerge as a real option for major international productions.
The scoop: Hungary boasts one of the most sophisticated studio infrastructures in Central Europe. In the past year, two major studios have opened their doors: the Korda Filmstudio and the Stern…
The scoop: Iceland has extended and upped its successful rebate incentive on production spend to 14%. All financing must be cleared before shooting, and an Icelandic production company link is an…
Spectacular locations coast to coast, from jungles to deserts, and topnotch film crews who work for less are the top draws for Mexico.
The scoop: The Section 481 tax allowance means films or TV shows can get a benefit of up to 22% of their Irish production expenditure, payable on day one of shooting, so (unlike the U.K. tax credit)…
Since "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy solidified New Zealand's spot on the world location stage, the Kiwis have gotten serious about incentives.
There is usually one reason foreigners shoot pics in Japan: story. That is, they have to be here because the story has a Japanese setting, period.