A delegation from Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) and twofour54 has been in Los Angeles drumming up business for Abu Dhabi’s growing film and television production industry.
Manager of Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Jassim Al Nowais and twofour54’s head of production Mick Flannigan were among the team who attended the AFCI Locations Show and Global Production & Finance Conference in Los Angeles, the world's largest production centre. The event acts as a marketplace, connecting commercial, film and television professionals to global production locations and film funding resources.
ADFC was a Gold Sponsor of the event and took part in two panel discussions. Mr Al Nowais gave a talk on the benefits of Abu Dhabi as a filming destination; while Mr Flannigan participated in a panel discussing financing options and incentives around the world for film production.
Mr Al Nowais said: “Abu Dhabi is now on the map as a location for the international film industry thanks to films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fast and Furious 7 and War Machine, but we are still a relative newcomer so we need to keep marketing ourselves. There is a great level of curiosity from producers and directors about what Abu Dhabi can offer and we’ve had a great level of engagement here at the AFCI Locations event in Los Angeles.”