KSA’s Neom Media Village officially opens second soundstage for businesses


Exclusive: Saudi Arabiaof Neom Media Village has officially opened the doors to its second soundstage, bringing the total number of operational stages in the Neom region to four (Neom’s Bajdah Desert Studios has two).

The second stage within the Media Village will have the same 2,400 square meter capacity as the first stage, with state-of-the-art technology and back-of-house facilities including make-up rooms, dressing rooms and production offices.

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Neom says it has opened a new facility within the Media Village to meet the “growing and growing demand” for its facilities in the Middle East and North Africa, arriving just months after the first phase was completed. To do. The latter fills quickly with bookings for the long-running drama series, which begins production in early March. Neom did not reveal the name of the series.

Six more stages, including a volume stage, are currently in development and are expected to open by mid-2023. Producers looking to shoot in the region can take advantage of his 40% cash rebate production incentive scheme in Saudi Arabia for feature films, TV dramas, reality series and documentaries.Upcoming Anthony Mackie starring projects and more desert warrior and fantasy adventure series Rise of the Witch.

“Demand for production facilities is growing faster than we are building the stage, which demonstrates the industry’s confidence in our ability to provide a complete production support package.” Wayne Bogue, Managing Director of Media Industries, Entertainment and Culture at Neom. “To date, we have supported 30 major productions, attracted by our highly competitive production incentives, state-of-the-art infrastructure and excellent locations. and are backed by an experienced team that can anticipate their needs and ensure a seamless production experience.”

The commissioned stage is the first step in development towards a state media hub in Neom. This includes 37 stages and studios, tenant spaces, vocational learning facilities, and industry incubation and startup spaces.

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