Magazine article Screen International

Cinecittà, Leone Film Group Pact to Attract Foreign Capital

Magazine article Screen International

Cinecittà, Leone Film Group Pact to Attract Foreign Capital

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Cinecittà Studios and The Hateful Eight co-distributor Leone Film Group are teaming up with the ambition to attract international productions to the country.

The union is aimed at growing ties with US and international producers and promoting Rome's Cinecittà as a shoot facility for incoming productions.

Cinecittà will offer its facilities (20 sound stages and outdoor locations), set building workshops shooting equipment and post-production services to producers, while Leone, the production and distribution outfit founded by Sergio Leone, and which has strong distribution ties with Lionsgate, Dreamworks and The Weinstein Company, will offer expertise about the territory, including knowledge of the local tax credit.

In recent years, Italy has welcomed a string of major international productions including Ben Hur, Nine, Zoolander 2, Everest and Spectre.

Cinecittà served as executive producer on MGM and Paramount's Ben Hur remake. …

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