29-01-2016

Star Wars Rumored to Shoot in Croatia

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens, dir.J.J. Abrams (2015) Star Wars: The Force Awakens, dir.J.J. Abrams (2015) photo: Lucasfilm

ZAGREB: The Croatian media is speculating that Star Wars: Episode VIII might be shot in Dubrovnik, as the Croatian Audiovisual Centre neither confirms nor denies it.

According to croatiaweek.com quoting Dnevnik.hr the deal has already been signed and shooting could start in March 2016.

A total of 17 foreign productions have used the tax incentives scheme since its launch in 2012 (five in 2012, four in 2013 and eight in 2014).

Under the cash rebate scheme, projects can claim back 20% of their qualifying expenditure, which is based on the cost of the Croatian cast and crew working in Croatia, as well as goods and services purchased in Croatia, with a cap of around 2.6m EUR per project.