Deal to attract international film producers

TAGS: Culture, Politics, Film

The Hellenic Film Office has struck an agreement with the Regional Authority of Central Greece that aims to boost foreign film productions in the country.

The HFO is a cluster of 15 companies with expertise in audiovisual productions – mostly cinema and TV programs – that aims to make it easier for international companies to film on location in Greece.

“The aim of our cooperation is to make the region film-friendly with short- and long-term benefits, to tourism for example,” said HFO chief Panagiotis Papahatzis.

For his part, Regional Governor of Central Greece Costas Bakoyannis hailed the agreement as a project that will lure foreign productions which will bring “jobs and financial benefits for everyone.”

“Our region and the whole country for that matter has a comparative advantage of spectacular landscapes,” he said.