Saudi Arabia’s NEOM Media Village has officially opened the doors to its second soundstage, bringing the total number of operational stages in the NEOM region to four (two sit in NEOM’s Bajdah Desert Studios). The second stage within the Media Village sits at the same 2,400 square meters capacity as its first stage and is equipped with state-of-the art technology and back-of-house facilities including make-up rooms, green rooms and production offices.
A further six stages, including a volumetric stage, are currently in development and are set to open by mid-2023. Producers looking to shoot in the region will be able to tap into Saudi Arabia’s 40% cash rebate production incentive scheme for feature films, TV dramas, reality series and docs. Projects such as upcoming Anthony Mackie-starrer Desert Warrior and fantasy adventure series Rise of the Witches.
“Demand for production facilities is growing faster than we can build stages, which shows the confidence industry has in our ability to provide the full production support package,” - Wayne Borg, Managing Director Media Industries, Entertainment and Culture at NEOM.
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