Serbia as favorite destination for foreign movie productions

The government "has fought and had a vision to make Serbia again one of the most prestigious and desirable locations for filming foreign movies and series."

Source: srbija.gov.rs
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(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that on Monday in Belgrade, the government announced.

During a visit to the film studio in Simanovci, where the second season of the American TV series "The Outpost" is being shot, Brnabic said that since 2015, when a set of measures on the Film Production Initiative was adopted, Serbia has become the most competitive destination for foreign productions.

Today you have heard how everyone people praises our people, they praise bricklayers, woodworkers and producers alike. We have good people, a beautiful country with natural sites, and this is a great advantage for us, the Prime Minister underlined.

She added that the production team that works on the series "The Outpost" considered destinations such as Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, but they opted for Serbia.

Serbia has received €5 million in investment from the recording of this series alone, in eight months that the shooting team has been here. This is a big thing not only for the economy, but for culture too, the Prime Minister said.

According to her, the Serbian government is ready to invest even more in such projects. She specified that Serbia has invested about €13 million in foreign production since 2015, while it received €80 million in the state budget.

Executive producer of "The Outpost" Kynan Griffin said that the idea that the second season be filmed in Serbia was created with the desire to make the series even better and more impressive than the first season.

One of the reasons, along with fantastic locations and great people working with us, are the possibilities offered by the Film Center of Serbia, which is the return of funds, Griffin said.

He said that in addition to the film studio, the series was also filmed in Kalemegdan, Kosutnjak and Lipovacka forest and that the film crew was impressed the most by the beauty of our country and our people who are always in a friendly mood

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