Magazine article Screen International

Busan Reports 177% Location Boost

Magazine article Screen International

Busan Reports 177% Location Boost

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The Busan Film Commission (BFC) has announced 24 feature films and 37 other works of visual media shot on location last year in South Korea's second city for a total of 698 days - up 177% year-on-year. Feature films included CJ Entertainment's summer sci-fi thriller Deranged and Showbox's mega box office hit The Thieves [pictured].

Host to the Busan International Film Festival, the southern port city has been aiming to become an Asian media hub with location services that have been known to obligingly shut down the Gwang-an bridge and clear the front of government buildings for lengthy car chase shoots. The city also has post-production services that include the recently added 3D production center's digital bay at Busan Cinema Studios.

In addition to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) locations incentive of 30% cash rebates, BFC offers assistance in researching and scouting locations. …

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