Filmworks first to set foot in Dubai Studio City

Filmworks has announced that it will be consolidating all of its facilities at Al Quoz and Dubai Media City and bringing them together at Dubai Studio City.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  March 7, 2005

Filmworks has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Studio City to lease land for establishing a new custom-built production facility. The production firm will consolidate its current facilities in Al Quoz and Dubai Media City and shift them to the new base to be built in the Dubai Studio City cluster within the Dubailand complex. “The Dubai Studio City initiative promises to galvanise the production industry in Dubai and the region,” says Tim Smythe, CEO of Filmworks. “We are keen to support this initiative by creating a one-stop-shop for film production services. Our venture in Dubai Studio City will comprise a big studio complex housing a number of independent companies that can complement each other. It will also have a dividable sound stage / studio built to international specifications. At present, we are negotiating with partner companies to finalise overall capacity and size,” he adds. Dubai Studio City, announced on February 20, 2005, promises to offer a complete technical and community infrastructure for companies from the film, TV and music production industry to flourish. The infrastructure for the first phase of the project will be completed by the first quarter of 2006. Companies can build their own studios and facilities in custom-sized plots in the city. “We are delighted to welcome Filmworks to Dubai Studio City,” says Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, director of Dubai Studio City. “The company has been at the forefront of developing Dubai’s film and TV production industry. Its efforts have contributed immensely in creating interest in Dubai as an international production location. Filmworks will add tremendous value to the Dubai Studio City cluster,” she adds.

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