This Minister of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures, ICEX-Invest in Spain beside Spanish Film Commission, organized a working day in Madrid this morning under his chairmanship. queen letizia, To introduce it to mainstream film and television producers in the United States Return to the activities of the City of Light studios in Alicante.
It will be before 1 July, When will the head of the Generalitat mark strategic axes For the management of the new phase of the cinema complex, as announced by the general director of the Thematic Projects Association (SPTCV), Anthony RhodesThis presentation is almost 40 managers owned by member companies Motion Picture Association (MPA) United States of America Y mainstream platforms and top American audiovisual companies.
The purpose of this mission is reinforcements among US agents Knowledge of the Spanish audio-visual industry, highlighting its strengths, presenting the main operators and promoting opportunities to shoot or invest in our country.
The program includes, among other things, an informative forum about: Legal changes promoted by the government (especially in tax and visa issues) and its investment efforts to become Europe’s Audiovisual Center launched by the Spanish Government in March 2021.
“We’re Back” (The City of Light is back)
Marketing and Communications Director Mayte Vañó gave a presentation on the return of film studios to operation, with the projection of a promotional video detailing the features of its facilities located in an area of Alicante on the Mediterranean coast.
Antonio Rodes recalled: “Ciudad de la Luz was founded nearly 20 years ago, and during its activity it has hosted large and important productions from all over the world, which recognize officials, actors and actresses, film directors, producers, screenwriters, etc. … their excellence and quality. However, due to the decisions of the European Competition Court, the studios had to stop their activities in June 2012,” he said.
“Now, – he added – thanks to the efforts of Generalitat Valenciana president Ximo Puig, the sanctions have been lifted and Ciudad de la Luz will be able to host the film again. Before July 1, the head of the Generalitat will mark the strategic axes The administration of the Ciudad de la Luz will be run around this”.
“We are working hard to bring these studios to life, which are designed to be the best studios in Europe.be again. The facilities are already magnificent but we will work for it. equipping them with new technologies required by audio-visual works”, Antonio Rodes has pointed out this issue.
“With this clear starting point we can no longer think small: we will present the best field in Europe. for the best blockbusters. And we will bring the technological momentum that pushes the industry to scale to never-before-seen frontiers,” he said.
In addition, “Ciudad de la Luz is a film and audiovisual production studio and its purpose will be to act as such and let each agent do their job: producer, technician, services, hospitality industry and Technology”.
A first-order meeting
In this context, City of Light it turns out especially timely and relevant This meeting day with key operators in the USA. This exchange program takes place from last Sunday to May 14 and combines technical sessions, corporate meetings, location visits and meetings with companies, entrepreneurs, technicians and talent from the Spanish sector.
Companies participating in this program are: 20th Century Studios; Amazon; Amblin Partners; AMC Networks; Don Kee Productions; Elephantexc Global; Focus Features; HBO (Home Box Office); MacroFilm Studios; MarVista Entertainment; MGM Studios; Motion Picture Association; NBCUniversal; Netflix; Paramount Projector Pictures; sky dance; Sony Pictures Entertainmentt; STXFilms; Walt Disney Studios; Warner Bros and Warner Bros Discovery.