to Director of Produce in Georgia state agency Mikhail Khadureli, the Agency is
actively involved in attracting foreign
film companies to shoot films in Georgia within Film in Georgia program.
is important both economically as film studios spend money on making films, as
well as in terms of attracting tourists. For example, the studio will spend 21 million in 5 weeks
while Fast and Furious-9 will be filmed in Georgia or 1.5 million per day. The funds
will be spent on daily expenses such as
hotel, food, transportation, etc., local production companies will be involved
in the shooting, etc. All this money will remain in Georgia, ”he explains.
Mikhail Khadureli believes this fact will
attract tourists when events in high grossing and popular film take place in a particular
city, which is called and identified.
With the Agency’s support, in total 26 foreign films, mostly Indian, have
been shot in Georgia. Total expenses of film companies in the country amounted
to GEL 67 million.