15-11-2013

Alvernia Studios Introducing Foreign Film Incentive

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WARSAW: Poland’s Alvernia Studios is teaming up with Holland’s Fu Works Productions on a financing incentive to bring international projects to Alvernia Studios.

The incentive plan consists of both companies co-financing international projects. Alvernia Studios representatives told FNE that they want to produce two or three big titles per year with budgets of 3 million EUR and 50% financed by Alvernia and Fu Works. The programme is being created to reach English-language mainstream films that are planned for broad distribution and have a cast and director in place. The shoot can take place anywhere in Europe, but post-production must take place at Alvernia Studios. The incentive plan was announced by both companies during the American Film Market on 13 November 2013.

Alvernia Studios, located near Krakow, is one of the more modern film studios in Europe involved in the production of international features for theatrical release, video games, music projects and commercials. Recent credits in international coproduction include: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (India, 2013), Burning Bush directed by Agnieszka Holland (Czech Republic, 2013), Arbitrage directed by Nicholas Jarecki (USA/Poland, 2012), Crulic – The Path to Beyond directed by Anca Damian (Romania/Poland, 2011), Azaan directed by Prashant Chadha (India, 2011) and Essential Killing directed by Jerzy Skolimowski (Ireland/Norway/Poland/Hungary, 2010). Fu Works Productions is an independent production company founded by San Fu Maltha focused on international feature, documentary and television films.