Abu Dhabi-based outfit twofour54 has revealed bold plans to construct a large-scale manufacturing studio by 2025.
twofour54, which is state-owned, has mentioned the complicated might be named twofour54 Studios.
The general growth will span over 100 acres and embody 11 soundstages, an exterior water tank, and 6 versatile standing units. Complementing the lot might be 7,000 sqm (over 75,000 sqft) of workplace house with a set of manufacturing services, together with post-production and screening rooms.
Abu Dhabi has more and more turn out to be a sexy vacation spot for expansive worldwide productions, largely because of the introduction of its 30% tax rebate. Up to now town has housed shoots similar to 6 Underground, Sonic The Hedgehog, Dune, Star Wars: The Power Awakens, Quick & Livid 7, and most not too long ago, Mission: Unattainable – Lifeless Reckoning Half One. The seventh MI movie was shot in Abu Dhabi’s Liwa desert and town’s new Midfield Terminal airport constructing, with assist from the Abu Dhabi Movie Fee (ADFC).
twofour54 collaborated on the shoot with Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Airways, the movie’s official airline associate, which concerned the development of an Arabian village within the desert and a number of units on the airport terminal.
The placement can be fashionable with high-profile Bollywood shoots, with its proximity to India and tax rebate system proving a draw for producers. Massive-scale Indian productions set within the Metropolis embody Bharat and Tiger Zinda Hai.
“The creative industries have been identified as one of Abu Dhabi’s priority sectors given the important economic and social value they create,” mentioned Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Board Member, Managing Director, and CEO of ADNEC Group.
“We are proud to drive Abu Dhabi’s vision of becoming a leading global destination for content creation through twofour54 Studios. It will take film and TV production to the next level, creating jobs and contributing to the local economy following its completion in 2025.”
Mark Whitehead, CEO of twofour54, added: “twofour54 has facilitated thousands of productions over the last 15 years, establishing a compelling track record and building a deep expertise of the global film industry’s demands. Leveraging this invaluable experience, twofour54 identified an opportunity in the MENA region – the demand for an integrated, future-ready production destination. We remain steadfast in our mission to foster creativity, nurture talent and provide a world-class platform where visionaries can bring their cinematic dreams to life.”