KFTV Talk: Filming in the United Arab Emirates
KFTV is hosting a Zoom Talk on Wednesday April 28 at 4:00 p.m. BST with personalities from local and international production to discuss everything you need to know to travel to and shoot in the United Arab Emirates.
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Confirmed speakers are … Hans fraikin, Abu Dhabi Film Commissioner; Shane martin, CEO, executive producer; Commercial Director, Boomtown Productions; Matteo granziol, Location Manager, Fstop Location Services; Ben Porter, producer, RSA Films UK. See the full biography below.
The Talk, sponsored by Boomtown Productions, will cover locations, team, logistics, incentives, equipment, Covid requirements, and will include helpful information and anecdotes from speakers on how they set up major film, television and advertising projects in the region.
Chris Evans, Editor-in-Chief of KFTV, World of Locations, International Production Guide and Screen International, will host the talk, which will be available on our website and YouTube channel the day after the event (April 29).
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The impressive range of confirmed speakers is …
Hans Fraikin, Abu Dhabi cinema curator
Hans Fraikin joined Abu Dhabi Film Commission in June 2020, after a twenty-five year global career in film distribution, co-production and financing. As Film Commissioner in Abu Dhabi, Hans is tasked with developing a world-class production center and a welcoming cinema community in Abu Dhabi capable of supporting productions from around the world.
Shane martin, CEO, executive producer; Commercial Director, Boomtown Productions
Shane founded Boomtown Productions in London in 1999, opening Boomtown in Dubai in 2002. It has been working in the Middle East market since 1985, creating some of the first commercials ever to appear in the region and has consistently pioneered international production standards and been at the forefront of the development of the clothing industry. production.
Matteo Granziol, Location Manager, Fstop Location Services
Matteo is responsible for site management and the scout division at FStop Location Services. His 10 years of experience in the film industry allows him to lead the way in concise location management in a variety of formats, primarily TVC, feature films, documentaries and still photography across the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates.
Ben Porter, producer, Ridley Scott Associates, UK
Ben is a producer and production manager at the renowned commercial production company RSA Films, founded by Ridley and Tony Scott. He has been with the company for 15 years and is involved in many aspects of the company’s multi-format production, including branded content and commercials, music videos, shorts and feature films and experience.
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