TBILISI: A group of eight location scouts and producers from Hollywood are currently visiting Georgia. They have been invited by the Georgian National Film Centre and Enterprise Georgia.
The group includes representatives working with five major studios: Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox and Disney. Some of them have worked on famous productions such as The Hangover, Mission: Impossible and Transformers. Their trip started on 20 June and will wrap on 26 June 2016, and will consist of traveling to some dozen towns and meeting possible Georgian partners.
"We expect Hollywood productions to come to Georgia for filming," David Vashadze, Film Commissioner with GNFC, told FNE. The tax incentives programme, which is operative from the beginning of 2016 offers a 20% cash rebate of qualified expenditure with an additional rebate of 2-5% based on the promotion value of the production.
Earlier in 2016 two Georgian agencies presented in the US the country's cash rebate programme Film in Georgia. According to agenda.ge, the programme had already received a number of applications by film producers from Asia, Europe and the US.