US film projects in Uzbekistan, the experience of Georgia,first Uzbek film to be on the list of applicants for the Golden Globe film award

US film projects in Uzbekistan, the experience of Georgia,first Uzbek film to be on the list of applicants for the Golden Globe film award

A film commission was created in Georgia ten years ago to attract foreign film companies to the country. Until September of this year, film projects worth $ 40 million entered the country. About 12 million US dollars were spent on the shooting of the new movie “Fast and the Furious” in Georgia. “The millions of dollars of investments attracted over nine months will not only affect job creation and local income growth, but will also help to popularize the country worldwide through the film industry and increase the flow of tourists. I think, Uzbekistan also, is moving in the right direction in this regard. For example, the use of the rebate system is amazing news, ”said David Vashadze, head of the Georgian Film Commission. Representatives of the Uzbekistan National Film Commission also spoke at a conference held recently by the Film Market of America, where all of the above was said, informing participants about the positive changes taking place in our country, the activities of the national film commission and the introduction of a rebate system, which was great good news for producers around the world . “At the initiative and with the support of the head of state, opportunities are created for foreign companies in Uzbekistan to invest in the filming of foreign films. In turn, the State Committee for Tourism Development and the Youth Union are making efforts, in particular, at large venues where world producers gather and also participate in the American film market. After the announcement, news about the benefits provided to foreign film companies in Uzbekistan in rebate, filmmakers who arrived from France, India, and Canada addressed questions related to shooting their projects in Uzbekistan. As part of the American film market, held on November 6-13 of this year, negotiations with producers and US media companies were held in Los Angeles. In particular, a preliminary agreement was reached with Umbra Newburgh on the shooting of some parts of the high-budget series in Uzbekistan next year. In addition, the company “Hoplite Entertainment Production” presented projects of serial documentaries, which are planned to be shown on TV channels and Internet streaming portals in America and Europe. Producers who want to shoot a ten-part series on cities, culture and nature of Uzbekistan are given detailed information about the shooting conditions. Thanks to an article about Uzbekistan published in the World Locations magazine owned by Screen International, film experts and artists who came to the film market from around the world got the opportunity to get to know Uzbekistan as a potential film location. And also, an agreement was reached with the magazines “The Hollywood Reporter” and “Locations” on the promotion of the film-touristic potential of our country. In particular, with the founder of the Mortal Combat franchise, Laurence Kasanoff and his team, the second stage of negotiations on a film project planned to be shot in the cities of Uzbekistan next year was held at the main office of the Threshold Entertainment film company. The event “Asian World Film Festival, held in Hollywood parallel to the days of the film market, for the first time presented the Uzbek film directed by Umid Khamidov -“ Issin non ”(“ Hot bread ”). The performance at this festival is considered one of the qualifying rounds of the world famous and most prestigious film award in the USA – Golden Globe. The head of the jury at the film festival was Turkish film actress Meriu Uzerli. Golden Globe is the largest competitor of the Academy Award for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in previous years, actors such as Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, James Franco and Lady Bird, The Shape of Water were nominated for it.