Variety magazine says Abu Dhabi film industry is one to watch

Rolling out a structure for the set. Star Wars crew. Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National
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Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to develop a world-class film and TV industry are noteworthy according to Nick Vivarelli, international correspondent at Variety magazine. He’s written an article in which he charts the industry’s growth in the capital in less than a decade.

“A key socio-economic function is being fulfilled, as the young nation strives to reduce its reliance on oil and fortify its future economy and self-identity.” he writes.

Vivarelli points to Twofour54 and Image Nation as cornerstones in the sector’s development and highlights some of the capital’s most successful film forays to date, namely the filming of Fast & Furious 7 and Star Wars: Episode VII.

Read the full article at Variety