NEOM to house largest studio in Saudi Arabia with industry-leading production incentive scheme

NEOM, the much-anticipated region of the future northwestern saudi arabia by the red sea Currently in developmentannounced the opening of NEOM Media Village and Bajdah Desert Studios. These structures will be the largest soundstages in the Kingdom with extensive production facilities.

along with the opening Neom It also formally announced its industry-leading 40%+ production incentive scheme for feature films, unscripted TV shows, scripted TV shows and commercials. There is also an opportunity for producers to earn higher percentage rebates based on their contribution to local industrial development.

The facility currently has three operational sound stages, with seven more scheduled to open by the first quarter of 2023. There are also 350 serviced units for accommodation on site. In the last 18 months, Soundstage has partnered with 25 different productions.

The NEOM Media Village has a 2,400-square-meter sound stage, with three more stages under construction. Bajdah Desert Studios has the largest stage, with his two stages of 3,000 square meters each, and by the end of 2022 he will have four stages active. One of the stages will be a highly developed mass production stage.

In a statement, NEOM’s Managing Director of Media Industries, Entertainment and Culture, Wayne Borg, said: From the perspective of attracting works But it’s most leveraged when the whole package is in place: infrastructure, on-site international production expertise, staff numbers and ease of doing business. “

“NEOM is now well positioned to offer this competitive package.”

The region has an in-house international production team to support productions at every stage of operation and competence. In addition to the accommodation function, the studio has SFX facilities, a construction warehouse, a set production office, prop facilities, wardrobes, and a large backlot space available to enable set building. Equipment is available at both sites in areas such as cameras, complex drones, grips and lighting, and boom lifts.

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The property’s most notable production to host in 2021 was Desert Warrior, directed by Rupert Wyatt (Genesis of the Planet of the Apes) and starring Anthony Mackie, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Aisha Hart.

“This is an important milestone in realizing our goal of becoming the epicenter of the region’s media industry,” added Borg. A central competence for collaboration among talents, creators and key contributors within the global media industry. “

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