Istanbul attracting filmmakers

Istanbul looks to become a hub for TV series, film, documentary and commercial shoots. The city is like an open plateau with its cultural heritage sites.

Istanbul became the setting for filming many series, documentaries, commercials and movies during the past two years.

The city boasted a total of 1,600 shoots for television series, films, documentaries and commercials in 2010 and 2011. Istanbul is like an open air plateau, according to Culture and Tourism Provincial Manager Ahmet Emre Bilgili.

Istanbul also hosted many international films and documentaries. The Culture and Tourism provincial manager said there were many recent developments in terms of film, series and documentary works in Istanbul.

While international teams visited Istanbul for daily and monthly broadcastings, international commercials and films also took place in Istanbul.

Hollywood actor and director Ben Affleck is filming in Istanbul for his new movie called “Argo”.

The upcoming James Bond flick, ‘Skyfall,’ is scheduled to begin shooting in Istanbul this spring and BMW sub-brand MINI was Istanbul for its new thirty-second promo film as part of the “Another Day. Another Adventure” campaign that kicked off last fall.

Istanbul has a perfect potential to serve as a setting for series, documentaries, movies and commercials. With its historical sites, the Bosphorus and cultural heritage, the city is like an open air museum.


Author: istanbul

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