The New Hollywood? Istanbul to Build Giant Movie Studio
Mar28

The New Hollywood? Istanbul to Build Giant Movie Studio

Istanbul is becoming a major destination for Hollywood movies, including “James Bond movie Skyfall” and Oscar-winning movie “Argo.” Over the years, Istanbul’s unique visual backdrop have been a favorite set location for international filmmakers. But while the city’s cultural and historical significance have long served as a backdrop for films, as well as TV adverts, Istanbul is now aiming to make a...

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Ben Affleck shooting movie Argo on location in Istanbul
Feb09

Ben Affleck shooting movie Argo on location in Istanbul

According to news reports, Hollywood actor and director Ben Affleck was seen filming in Istanbul for his new movie called “Argo.” The location shots were at Hagia Sophia museum. Ben Affleck disliked the museum’s lighting. With the cooperation of the museum management, the film crew changed the historic museum’s lights. Nearly 150 light bulbs in the big chandelier illuminating the main hall of Hagia Sophia and 2,000 LED...

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