Magazine article Screen International

DFTC Report: Need for More Incentives

Magazine article Screen International

DFTC Report: Need for More Incentives

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The Middle East film and TV industries need more film incentives, a bigger talent pool and a reliable TV ratings system in order to be able to compete on an international level, according to a white paper released at DIFF this week.

Commissioned by the Dubai Film and Television Commissions (DFTC), the paper identified several production hubs in the region - including Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE - but found that Arabic-language content production is still far below its fullest potential.

Between 2005 and 2010, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, contributed only 0.72% of the films produced in the world (215 out of 29,965). The report also found that MENA film and TV production as a percentage of GDP is half that of the Portuguese-speaking world and a quarter of Turkish-speaking countries.

The report made three key recommendations to strengthen production in the MENA region: developing more formalised film incentives; improving TV audience measurement and improving access to talent by easing visa restrictions on production crew. …

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