From 1 September 2012, twofour54 and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission will offer the Middle East’s first international production incentive, providing access to a generous 30% cash-back rebate on productions, including feature films, television dramas (including series), commercials, music videos, other television formats, such as lifestyle, reality, gameshows and entertainment programmes, post-production, digital content services and visual effects (PDV) services for projects shot inside or outside Abu Dhabi*.
- Rebate also applies on travel* and accommodation including air fares booked on Etihad Airways which currently services key international cities.
- The Middle East's leading studios and post-production facilities at competitive rates.
- World-class production services teams, technical and creative crews (with access to hundreds of talented freelancers with experience in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, and the Middle East).
- A diverse range of unique shooting locations.
- A full-service offering for government servicing, liaison and shooting permits.
- A major international airport that serves 85 countries.
You can even bring your own crew.
*terms and conditions apply
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twofour54 intaj is one of the largest broadcast production services and equipment hire companies in the UAE. Offering end-to-end delivery from production and location management, to supplying an extensive array of camera, lighting and grip equipment – we provide peace of mind for your next production in the Middle East.
As the home to more than 170 companies, including CNN, FOX, Digital Domain Media Group and Cartoon Network, over 3,000 creative professionals work in this unique, campus-style environment that offers specialised expertise and outstanding infrastructure.
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Abu Dhabi, the booming capital of the United Arab Emirates is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city – a great place to work and play. It also has one of the fastest-growing media and entertainment hubs in the Middle East, twofour54.
"twofour54 provided the post-production for the Laureus World Sports Awards – the biggest sports awards on the planet. With the quick turnaround required to get the program out in many versions to over 175 countries, the system coped with it perfectly – really impressive. Aside from that, it's great as a production company to work with people who know what they are doing."
Producer – The Laureus World Sports Awards
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"Thank you so much for everything you did for us and our clients. twofour54 intaj went out of their way to make our studio production a pleasant and smooth experience. Thanks to all your team members – our clients were all so impressed by their flexibility, professional conduct and fantastic attitude. It was a great experience and we will definitely be using your services for future productions."
Producer - Alchemy Films
Abu Dhabi launches incentive scheme to become 'go to' destination for international production
twofour54, the media & creative industries hub and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54), have launched the region's first incentive scheme as it looks to accelerate Abu Dhabi as the first choice for international and regional producers needing location, production and post-production services. The scheme will be operational from September 1st.
The incentive, in the form of a rebate of up to 30% of qualifying spend in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will be available for feature films, TV, documentary, advertising and music video production. The qualifying spend relates to goods and services sourced from Abu Dhabi and for relevant expenditure on location or studio filming and post-production.
It will also cover costs relating to the contracting of any UAE registered crew and services for activities in Abu Dhabi. Temporary accommodation costs in Abu Dhabi, as well as airline tickets and freight booked on Etihad Airways, will also qualify for the rebate.
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