Filmmaker Michael Bay is set to shoot the true-life rescue drama 13 Hours on location in Morocco and Malta.
Set in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the film will tell the story of the 2012 terror attack on the city’s US compound and the Special Forces mission to rescue the staff.

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New drama series Dig launches in the US tonight. Set in Jerusalem, the production started filming the city for real last summer before renewed violence flared between Israel and Gaza and producers decided to relocate to Croatia, with studio work shot in New Mexico.

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exodus-scottSpain prepares generous filming incentive to boost international appeal.
Authorities in Spain are preparing to launch a new, simplified filming incentive programme designed to boost the country’s international appeal.

Ridley Scott recently filmed Exodus: Gods and Kings in Andalucia and Spain plans to attract more shoots on a similar scale.

Read more: New tax incentives in Spain

James Bond Filming in Austria Brings Value Creation, Employment and Know-How Transfer – Austria Profits as a Film and Tourism Location.

 

In spite of tough international competition, the FISA funding model for Film Location Austria served as the basis for convincing the James Bond producers of the advantages of filming in Austria.

After long negotiations, Location Austria in cooperation with Cine Tirol and Cine Styria, was able to convince the producers that Austria fulfils the requirements for this project perfectly”, says Arie Bohrer/Location Austria.



Starting in the middle of January 2015, the 24th James Bond film will shoot at different locations in Austria for a period of four weeks. Pre-filming work is scheduled to take place in Austria as of December 2014. The crew of over 500 film professionals, including 150 from Austria, will gather together to shoot the film in locations such as Sölden and Obertilliach in Tyrol and Altaussee in Styria.



Not only Austrian filmmakers but the entire tourism industry benefits from film productions of such magnitude. Some 30,000 overnight stays were booked for hotels in Tyrol, Carinthia and Styria. The added value of film tourism on the part of moviegoers identifying the Austrian Alps and lake backdrops in a popular films is also becoming increasingly important. One outstanding example is the “Sound of Music” tour in Salzburg, which attracts 300,000 visitors each year.

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