16-05-2009

Nu Boyana Film Studios Helmers in Cannes As Studio Reports Strong Start to 2009

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Bulgaria's Nu Boyana Film Studios (http://nuboyana.com/) continues to be one of the busiest studio facilities in Europe attracting a steady stream of 10 to 12 international productions a year that keeps its six sound stages buzzing with Hollywood names and productions like Peter Weir's The Way Back and Nu Image's Ninja.

International producers see the Sofia studio facility where the services of experienced professionals are still up to 30% less than in other neighbouring countries as good value for money-especially these days when every Euro counts.

"In the midst of the global financial crisis at the end of 2008 we were worried that there would be a decline in the number of productions that wanted to come to Bulgaria," said Nu Boyana's head of production Iliya Sotirov, "But we were very surprised to find that the beginning of 2009 was a lot stronger for us than we expected. Producers are looking for places that can give them good value for their money and we can give them exactly this."

"We believe that the quality that you get in Bulgaria can compete with any other country in the region. Bulgaria is about 10% cheaper than Romania and up to 30% cheaper than other Central and Eastern European countries."

Sotirov is in Cannes together with Nu Boyana CEO David Varod to close deals before racing back to Sofia where they will be opening two new stages of 1500 sq m each. A further stage of 1500 sq m with a water tank is planned to be ready by early next year. The studio already boasts a world class CGI and special effects facility.

Contact Iliya Sotirov or David Varod Tel + 359 878 337 083 in Cannes until 19 May

Sound Stages

The largest film production facility in Bulgaria with six sound stages starting at 300 sq m up to 1500 sq m. Two new stages of 1500 sq m each are due to open this summer and a further stage of 1500 sq m with a water tank is planned to be ready by early next year.

Standing Sets

Outside sets recreate locations around the world without the productions ever leaving the comfortable environs of Sofia. Its new 5m Euro New York set is authentic down to the last detail with fully dressed restaurants, shops and apartment interiors that can be used with the streets outside as a backdrop. Ancient Rome is just around the corner and the Middle East is next door.

Services

Nu Boyana Film Studios will provide you with a full production support in all areas such as: Stunts, Hair & Make Up, Permits, Customs, Shipment, Accommodations, Travel, Translation, Action vehicles, Catering, Office space.

CGI and Special Effects

Nu Boyana's CGI and special effects facility WorldWide FX has worked on many top films including Rambo 4 and Righteous Kill.

Recent productions

Among the recent productions which shot partly or in full at the studios are Nu Image's Ninja, Peter Weir's The Way Back, Mimi Leder's The Code, starring Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas, Josef Rusnak's It's Alive, Xavier Gens' computer game adaptation Hitman, and the BBC's TV series Roman Mysteries II..

Contacts in Bulgaria

Nu Boyana Film Studios - Kumata Street - Cinema Center - 1616 Sofia - Bulgaria - Tel: +359 2 958 6531 - Fax: +359 2 958 1203 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Management

David Varod - CEO & Chariman of the Board
Shimon Sabbah - COO & Studio Manager
Iliya Sotirov - Head of Film Production

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