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Filming Greece
« on: Wednesday, 28 March, 2018 @ 13:56:43 »
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Greece Reaches Out to Film Producers with Fresh Cash Incentives

Aiming to establish Greece as a leading filming location, the digital policy ministry is allocating some 75 million euros, set to reach 375 million euros in the coming years, as an incentive, said Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas and General Secretary for Media & Communication Lefteris Kretsos on Monday, during a special presentation held at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation.

The event focused on the ministry’s “New Investment Incentive for the Production of Film and Audiovisual Works in Greece”, which was attended by film industry professionals including producers, directors and actors.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/03/27/greece-reaches-out-film-producers-fresh-cash-incentives/


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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 29 March, 2018 @ 20:42:13 »
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Greece Bars BBC from Filming at Ancient Site

Almost immediately after the Greek government presented an initiative to attract international film productions, the authorities have refused permission to Britain’s BBC to film in the archaeological site in Sounion.

The Central Archaeological Council on Wednesday rejected an application to film scenes for the mini-series The Little Drummer Girl.

According to an AMNA report, the decision was made by a slim margin and permission was denied for three reasons:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/29/greece-bars-bbc-from-filming-at-ancient-site/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 29 March, 2018 @ 22:18:51 »
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Greek govt upset as spy show denied access to ancient temple

“We have declared that Greece is now film-friendly. A few days later, another institution is contradicting this, not us but the hopes and ambitions of artists, technicians and thousands of professionals that are a part of this industry. It is an international embarrassment,” Lefteris Kretsos, general secretary at the government’s media and communication department, said Thursday.

The decision, he said, “once again highlights the issues we have as a country.”

Filming at Greek archaeological sites, whether for commercial productions or news reporting, requires a permit from archaeologists that is often near impossible and very costly to obtain.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/2018/03/29/eu-greece-filming-ancient-site/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 30 March, 2018 @ 14:48:28 »
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Greek govt upset as spy show denied access to ancient temple

“We have declared that Greece is now film-friendly. A few days later, another institution is contradicting this, not us but the hopes and ambitions of artists, technicians and thousands of professionals that are a part of this industry. It is an international embarrassment,” Lefteris Kretsos, general secretary at the government’s media and communication department, said Thursday.

The decision, he said, “once again highlights the issues we have as a country.”

Filming at Greek archaeological sites, whether for commercial productions or news reporting, requires a permit from archaeologists that is often near impossible and very costly to obtain.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/2018/03/29/eu-greece-filming-ancient-site/

Yup, I don't know about you, but I couldn't show my face around town today, such was my embarrassment.   :oops:

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 31 March, 2018 @ 11:37:18 »
Worry not, Bryan  ;)

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BBC revises request to shoot scenes at ancient temple

The BBC submitted a new request to shoot scenes for an upcoming TV drama series at the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio next month, limiting the hours of filming, in an effort to placate the members of the powerful Central Archaeological Council (KAS) who voted down its initial application.

The planned shoot is for part of a miniseries, “The Little Drummer Girl,” based on a spy novel by John le Carre and directed by South Korea’s Park Chan-wook.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227267/article/ekathimerini/news/bbc-revises-request-to-shoot-scenes-at-ancient-temple

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 03 April, 2018 @ 17:55:50 »
BBC spy show granted access to ancient Greek temple as filming decision reversed

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A panel of archaeologists has granted a British TV crew access to an ancient site near Athens to film scenes for an adaptation of spy novelist John le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl.

The move reverses a decision from last week following strong government criticism.

The Central Archaeological Council granted access to the 2,500-year-old Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on April 12 after the production company said it would limit the number of hours needed.

The miniseries being produced for the BBC and US-based cable network AMC is due to be released next year.


Greece’s government has launched a new campaign to attract film productions as part of a wider strategy to lure investors back after eight years of a crippling financial crisis.

https://www.breakingnews.ie/showbiz/bbc-spy-show-granted-access-to-ancient-greek-temple-as-filming-decision-reversed-835525.html

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 06 April, 2018 @ 12:15:40 »
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After Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) approval for BBC to shoot the series “The Little Drummer Girl” at the Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion, another license was granted to a Chinese production.

A plan to simplify the licensing for film shoots in monuments and archaeological sites is in the pipeline, and a new electronic platform will be available soon for producers to submit proposals for funding.

In an interview on ERT1, Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas said that the new platform, on which producers can submit their proposals in order to secure financing, will be up and running in the next few days.

At the same time, a plan is underway to simplify the licensing procedures for filming in monuments and archaeological sites. According to the plan, a fee will be required, the amount of which, will depend on the duration, the season and the type of shooting. Regulations are also being considered that will offer financial incentives and tax relief to producers.
http://int.ert.gr/new-chinese-tv-production-given-green-light-film-greece/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 13 May, 2018 @ 11:40:32 »
Greece launches 25% cash rebate to lure foreign film productions
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Stunning scenery, spectacular sunsets, amazing archaeological sites. Who wouldn’t want to put a film setting in Greece? Many… if only there weren’t so many bureaucratic and financial hurdles. Now the Greek government has reportedly introduced a 25% cash rebate in order to attract foreign film productions. A long-awaited measure, a big step towards opening Greece to the international film industry.

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2018/05/12/greece-film-industry-measures/