Ciudad studio signs tenants

First production to be 'La Dama'

MADRID — Panavision and Spanish set builder Construcciones Escenicas Moya have inked to set up at Spain’s giant Ciudad de la Luz Studios.

Equipos Profesionales Cinematograficos, which reps Panavision in Spain and Portugal, will open offices at the studios. Moya will have set designers permanently on hand.

Moya has worked more than 100 international and Spanish productions, including “Gladiator” and “The Empire of the Sun.”

The two accords have practical benefits, such as the rapid replacement of camera parts for shoots and the presence of technicians, which can lower production costs, saving on hotel and travel costs.

Ciudad de la Luz intends to expand its on-site technical and service supplier talent base.

“We hope many service companies will set up at our installations,” said sales and marketing director Javier Orce.

The first shoot at the $370 million studios will be a test production to put them through their paces — Manuel Iborra’s “La Dama Boba,” rolling this summer.

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