The cast and crew of Bollywood film Bharat has completed their shoot in Abu Dhabi, after an intensive 15 days of filming which included 10 Indian actors and spanned across three locations and twofour54's backlot
After dinner, guests can go on the included Studio Tour to discover sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasleys' kitchen, then head to the attraction's newly opened Platform 9 3/4 - which features the original Hogwarts Express steam train - for a selection of desserts and a Butterbeer in the Backlot
Miles said: "We've got our own backlot
and that gives the show an identity like Albert Square or Coronation Street.
It's somehow disappointing, perhaps because Ford keeps the action confined to a studio backlot
Maryam Eid AlMheiri, CEO of Media Zone Authority -- Abu Dhabi and twofour54 Abu Dhabi, who visited the set to meet the cast and crew during the shoot, said: "Abu Dhabi is becoming the number one choice in the region for filmmakers from all over the world, thanks to our incredible pool of talent, diverse and unique locations, award-winning studios and backlot
, and financial incentives, such as the 30% rebate on production spend.
The Tiger Zinda Hai team will commence filming in the emirate on May 4 and work has already begun on creating sets such as a 20,000sqm backlot
. Around 150 workers will be on site for a total 100 days to create the film's main set, many of whom helped to build the Star Wars set in Abu Dhabi in 2013.
It was only a few years ago that the media was sounding the death knell for Cinecitta after workers staged a protest in 2012 to draw attention to what they called the studio's "cementification" plan, involving construction of at least one new soundstage, new offices and laboratories, plus a hotel--on a backlot
largely unchanged since the 1950s.
MOTHER, are also getting attention for her dazzling design of The Backlot
, a futuristic arts, entertainment and education destination planned for the comer of Fruitville and Lime downtown.
Marketing & Management boast that it could be "one of the world's biggest and best studio backlots
Mayssa is directing and starring in the film, which is currently shooting on the twofour54 backlot
A 30-episode Arabic drama titled Haret Al Shaikh (The Shaikh's Neighbourhood) will film in a new backlot
in Abu Dhabi.
If you had to pinpoint Zubrowka on a map, it would be close to the imaginary Hollywood backlot
Europe that was once the favored domain of Chaplin, Hitchcock, Lubitsch, et al., with a healthy dose of the exiled Viennese writer Stefan Zweig, whose stories served as Anderson's inspiration.