One of the UAE’s smaller Emirate’s, Fujairah, is to launch a film commission to promote TV and film production.
The organisation will be launched this summer with a number of activities planned.
“Predominantly the Fujairah Film Commission (FFC) will work to market Fujairah as a location and will ensure that the facilities are in place to support production in the emirate,” said Mekki Abdulla, CEO, Fujairah Media (FM).
Abdulla says that the group will target local gulf producers as well as working with international productions.
“Fujairah can provide the whole gamut of locations – wadis, desert, sea, mountains, beaches, beautiful hotels – and they are all there and available in a very affordable budget."
The FFC will also compile a library of stock imagery and video for use in the production industry.
“The commission will launch either just before or just after Ramadan. FM is working very closely with the municipality to discuss incentives and subsidies that could be offered. HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi and his sons are great supporters of TV and film production and they are very keen on the project,” added Abdulla.