The 'Film Dubai Production Guide' – setting its sights on Hollywood

The 'Film Dubai Production Guide' – setting its sights on Hollywood

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In an attempt to place the Emirate on the global film map, Dubai launches the ‘Film Dubai Production Guide’ aimed at international filmmakers

The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) has released its first Film Dubai Production Guide – a comprehensive one-stop directory for film industry insiders aiming to streamline the production process for both local and international filmmakers alike.

The first of its kind in Dubai, the guide was launched at the recent Cannes Film Festival in an attempt to groom the emirate as a future film hub for international filmmakers. Speaking from Cannes, the Chairman of DFTC Jamal Al Sharif announced, "DFTC is committed to simplifying the filming process in Dubai, while also providing as much exposure for local, regional and international filmmakers."

The guide contains in-depth information relating to local talent and locations, licensing and permissions as well as advice on filming and producing in Dubai. The guide also aims at connecting professionals in the field and assembling a world-class industry for pre and post-production requirements.

DFTC was originally created in 2012 by HRH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and has seen over 7,000 productions filmed in the Emirate across a variety of genres and from all corners of the globe. In 2011, Dubai's Burj Khalifa was a main attraction in blockbuster Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise, and DFTC continues to attract international productions to Dubai in 2014, including The Bold and the Beautiful and MasterChef Arabia.

To obtain a copy of the Film Dubai Production Guide, visit

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