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Filming Greece
« on: Sunday, 04 July, 2021 @ 20:55:02 »
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‘Beckett’ Is the First Netflix Movie Shot Entirely in Greece

The newest Netflix movie filmed in Greece, categorized as an action thriller, is sure to keep audiences at the edge of their seats while still providing beautiful Greek scenery.

The synopsis reads, “While vacationing in Greece, Beckett (John David Washington), an American tourist, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to reach the U.S. Embassy in Athens to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.”

Up to eighteen international movies will be shot in Greece in 2021, confirming the industry’s demand for the country’s nearly endless variety of stunning landscapes and stunning historic monuments.

Huge Hollywood movie productions such as “Knives Out 2,” which stars Greek-Filipino actor Dave Bautista and “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig, are set to film in Greece this year.

A movie about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s life, titled “Greek Freak,” has also just wrapped filming in the center of Athens.

Antonio Banderas and Kate Bosworth are just some of the world famous actors who are now filming in Thessaloniki, Greece for a star-studded movie with the working title “The Enforcer.”
https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/03/netflix-film-greece-beckett/



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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 04 July, 2021 @ 20:57:02 »
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Greece: crowds watch streets turned into Miami scenery for new Antonio Banderas movie

The streets of Thessaloniki in Greece were transformed into a Miami scene for the needs of the film "The Enforcer" starring Antonio Banderas. Impressed by the Hollywood atmosphere, hundreds rushed to watch production crews making the necessary conversions for the filming. American flags, traffic signs and huge palm trees are placed all along the street, accompanied by dozens of American vehicles and "Miami Beach" patrol cars parked on the set.
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/greece-crowds-watch-streets-turned-110000719.html

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 06 July, 2021 @ 15:59:31 »
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Hot Spots: How Greece Has Emerged As A Top Location For Hollywood & Foreign Productions

As global producers continue to grapple with the logistics of filming in a Covid-safe world, Greece has emerged as one of the most attractive destinations for international film and television crews to set up camp. Thanks to the government’s prompt response to pandemic protocols after the hard lockdown last year coupled with an increase in financial and tax incentives, the European nation is in the throes of one of its biggest production seasons to date, with a raft of local and international projects all taking advantage of the nation’s beautiful and diverse locations.

Indeed, Daniel Craig and the starry ensemble cast of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2 are currently filming on the Greek upscale island of Spetses (close to Athens) for Netflix while Millennium Media’s noir thriller The Enforcer with Antonio Banderas and Kate Bosworth is shooting in Thessaloniki, for a Miami-set script. Apple TV Plus’ series Tehran is shooting its second season in the territory and David Cronenberg’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Crimes of the Future is expected to begin shooting in the country next month.
https://deadline.com/2021/07/hot-spots-greece-top-location-hollywood-foreign-productions-1234786629/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 23 July, 2021 @ 05:00:42 »
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Gordon, Gino and Fred’s new Road Trip in Greece is set to air this Autumn

The trio will be back on ITV this autumn with a brand new road trip, this time hitting the beautiful Greek islands and historical city of Athens.
https://www.heart.co.uk/showbiz/tv-movies/gordon-gino-fred-new-road-trip-autumn/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 17 August, 2021 @ 16:55:31 »
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Beckett, Filmed in Greece, Reaches No. 1 in Netflix Debut
https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/17/beckett-netflix-film/

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« Reply #5 on: Monday, 20 September, 2021 @ 13:03:34 »
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Hollywood Star Glenn Close in Greece for Israeli spy-thriller series ‘Tehran’

Hollywood star and eight times Oscar nominee Glenn Close was in Greece earlier this month for the filming of the Israeli spy-thriller series ‘Tehran’  reported the Athens Film Office.

During filming of “Tehran” in the Athens district of Kypseli...
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/09/20/hollywood-star-glenn-close-in-greece-for-israeli-spy-thriller-series-tehran/

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 05 October, 2021 @ 10:44:11 »
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Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 4 to begin filming in Greece

Principal photography began on Wednesday (September 29) and will continue to shoot at the company’s Nu Boyana Studios production facility in Bulgaria, and Greece.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/04/stallone-the-expendables-4/

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 09 October, 2021 @ 20:26:32 »
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Production companies pick Greece for filming

A rider on a roaring motorcycle eludes his pursuers on the deck of a Greek-made warship? Thankfully it’s fiction, a scene from the action adventure “The Expendables 4,” starring Jason Statham, Megan Fox, Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren and due to start shooting in Greece on October 30, according to producer Robert Van Norden. And the ship? It’s the work of a team of Thessaloniki prop builders and part of the outdoor set constructed by Millennium Media on a privately owned 8.3-hectare plot in the northern port city’s Thermi suburb.

According to sources, the American production company will also be building what will be Greece’s first Hollywood-standards studio in 2022.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1169424/production-companies-pick-greece-for-filming/

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 @ 16:32:09 »
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Dolph Lundgren, 64, lands in Greece with fiancée Emma Krokdal, 24, as he prepares to shoot The Expendables 4
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10209377/Dolph-Lundgren-64-lands-Greece-fianc-e-Emma-Krokdal-24-shoot-Expendables-4.html

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 18 November, 2021 @ 03:09:45 »
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Kylie Minogue looks radiant in a pink satin dress as she shares striking throwbacks from Greece trip

Kylie visited Greece last month when she helped Heidi Klum film Germany's Next Top Model.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10210265/Kylie-Minogue-looks-radiant-pink-satin-dress-shares-striking-throwbacks-Greece-trip.html

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« Reply #10 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 21:26:26 »
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Where Was The Lost Daughter Filmed?

‘The Lost Daughter’ was filmed in Spetses, an island and a municipality in the Greek administrative region of Attica. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, the island town proved to be the perfect filming site as the team was looking for a scenic but safe place that could host the production of the movie since the COVID-19 pandemic was still at its peak. The filming crew utilized several locations on the island, such as the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses (AKSS) and the Zogeria Restaurant.
https://thecinemaholic.com/where-was-the-lost-daughter-filmed/

Born in 1830 in Argostoli, following the impoverishment of his family after death of his father, Marinos Koryialenios prematurely curtailed his education and worked for several English merchants in Greece. He later moved to London where he rose to become vice-director of a merchant bank. Subsequently he established a stockbroking company where he made his fortune. He bequeathed much of his estate to 'good causes' around Greece, such as the Koryialenios Library in Argostoli and Anargyrios and Koryialenos School on Spetses.

Established as an Eton-style boarding school for the children of Greece's wealthy and influential, many of Greece's elite were educated there. The school inspired John Fowles to write The Magus after he taught there in the early nineteen fifties.

Back in 1984 Tim Severin's Argo, a replica of a Greek Bronze-age boat, was built by Vassili Delimitros in his boatyard in the Old Harbour area of Spetses. Severin sailed the boat to Colchis in Soviet Georgia to prove the Jason and the Argonauts myth had some basis in fact. It seems that in that area sheep fleeces were used to pan for gold in rivers - the tiny nuggets were caught in the wool.

I worked and lived on Spetses back in 1999 and the school was semi derelict. Happily, it's been restored and is now a popular conference centre and base for summer schools. In summer this island was bustling, mostly with Athenians as the nearest airport is in Athens, a four hour coach and ferry ride away across the Corinth Canal. In winter it was very quite and, back in the fifties must have been a very different place even during the summer, almost isolated.



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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 19 January, 2022 @ 04:04:30 »
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Millennium Media's The Bricklayer to film at Nu Boyana's European studios

The Expendables producer Millennium Media is set to shoot new action thriller The Bricklayer at its Nu Boyana studios in Greece and Bulgaria from March.

The film centres on the CIA being blackmailed for ransom payments by a criminal gang who assasinate foreign journalists and blame the US agency. As the world unites against the CIA, they attempt to lure back one of their talented ex-operatives now living as a bricklayer (Eckhart) to unravel the truth.

Filming will take place at Millennium’s Nu Boyana studio in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece...
https://www.kftv.com/news/2022/01/18/action-thriller-the-bricklayer-to-film-in-europe

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, 22 January, 2022 @ 23:41:52 »
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ROBERT DE NIRO: Rumours circulating that Hollywood star will film movie in Greece

Rumours are circulating in northern Greece that Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro will be starring in a movie after reports that all necessary permits for the production of the it have already been issued.

According to reports, after extensive scouting by the film’s producers, a number of well-known and lesser-known corners of Drama in East Macedonia are being transformed into a filming location.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/01/22/robert-de-niro-hollywood-greece/

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« Reply #13 on: Friday, 11 March, 2022 @ 09:46:45 »
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ITV unveils new reality game show set in Greece

ITV has announced a new reality game show called Loaded In Paradise.

The broadcaster has said the action-packed series will see party-loving pairs island-hop across the Aegean Islands in Greece in a race to take control of and spend 50,000 euros.

The reality series will start with five pairs and a gold card topped up with money, but only one couple can be in control at any time, ITV has said.
https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/entertainment/2022/03/10/news/itv-unveils-new-reality-game-show-set-in-greece-2611731/

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Re: Filming Greece
« Reply #14 on: Saturday, 14 May, 2022 @ 20:22:46 »
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3: Nia Vardalos Prepares For Filming In Corfu

The Canadian-Greek actor, director, scriptwriter and producer Nia Vardalos is preparing to film My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 in Corfu.

Shooting will take place throughout Greece and the filming crew will be in Corfu from 5 July to 3 August.

The production team is looking for adults of all ages who would like to participate as paid extras.

Those interested should send two photos – one face and one full body – along with their full name and phone number to gw3corfu@gmail.com.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/05/15/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-3-corfu/


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« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 19 May, 2022 @ 21:34:22 »
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ROBERT DE NIRO: Rumours circulating that Hollywood star will film movie in Greece

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Robert De Niro Stars in “Tin Soldier” Which Begins Filming in Greece

Robert De Niro will soon be in Greece, as the Tin Soldier, a major motion picture featuring the Hollywood star will be shot in the northern Greek region of Drama starting in late May.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/05/19/robert-de-niro-movie-tin-soldier-filming-greece/

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« Reply #16 on: Monday, 23 May, 2022 @ 13:50:52 »
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Singaporean director Anthony Chen working on English-language debut film in Greece

Titled Drift, it’s the Golden Horse Award and Cannes’ Camera d'Or-winning Chen’s English-language film debut, which stars Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times At The El Royale) and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development).

Drift is based on A Marker To Measure Drift, a 2013 novel by author Alexander Maksik. The story follows a young Liberian woman (played by Erivo) who flees her home amidst civil war and finds herself on a Greek island, where she tries to forget her past and struggles for survival before meeting a tour guide (Shawkat).
https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/entertainment/anthony-chen-drift-secret-daughter-movie-greece-312796


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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 10:49:43 »
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Clavish Flies Out To Sunny “Greece” For New Music Video
https://www.complex.com/music/clavish-greece-video


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« Reply #18 on: Sunday, 29 May, 2022 @ 21:06:39 »
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Swedish Satire Filmed In Evia, Greece, Wins Palme D’Or 2022

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness, filmed on Evia island, Greece, is the winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation.

Filming for this year’s Cannes Film Festival winner took place for the most part on Evia island’s Chiliadou Beach. Scenes were also shot on other Greek islands... and in the Mediterranean Sea on the Christina O, the yacht formerly owned by Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/05/29/swedish-satire-filmed-evia-greece-wins-palme-dor-2022/



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« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2022 @ 16:08:55 »
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Billy Wilder drama to film in Greece, France and Germany

The film is based on Jonathan Coe’s book of the same name, set in the summer of 1977, which follows an innocent young woman who begins working for famed director Billy Wilder and his screenwriter Iz Diamond on a Greek island.
https://www.kftv.com/news/2022/06/07/billy-wilder-drama-to-film-in-greece-france-and-germany