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Cyprus eyes growing movie industry March 30, 2008

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies Life, Movies Life Greek.
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30-03-08_cyprus_films.jpg  Cyprus has a rich film history, Paul Newman starred in “Exodus” that was made in Famagusta in 1960. The movie was produced and directed by Otto Preminger and filmed on location in Cyprus and Israel. Dirk Bogarde made “High Bright Sun” with Deholm Elliott in Cyprus in 1964, which however, is considered to be one of his less known films.

Cyprus is hoping to cash in on the booming movie production industry by opening a film studio on the island. The Ministerial Cabinet has given the green light for a commitee to look at ways to attract producers to make films in Cyprus. There is also discussion of the creation of a film production studio, with a specialist to be appointed to carry out a study.

With mountain, sea and and city locations, Cyprus could be a perfect location for producers wishing to create different environments.

The closest film studios are located in Malta, which currently boasts the Mediterranean Film Studios. Dozens of movies have been produced in Malta, which offers standard back lots, water effects area and special effects.

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