A guide to discover 300 movie locations around Catalonia.
Although best know internationallly by our capital city, Barcelona, Catalonia has a lot to offer to movie lovers. Beginning in the Costa Brava, where you can discover some of the hidden corners where Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor or Joseph L. Mankiewicz stayed and filmed in the 50s, Catalonia Movie Walks offers a series of routes that take you from the Pyrenees to the southern tip of Catalonia, the Ebre Delta Natural Park.
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An independent jury appointed by German Films decided on Tuesday to send „Two Lives“ by Georg Maas into the race for the Best Foreign Language Film. German Films will submit the film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for a nomination.
The jury under the chairmanship of Dagmar Hirtz gave the following motivation:“The film ‘Two Lives’ convincingly portrays a largely unknown chapter of German history: the Norwegian “Lebensborn Children”. The legacy of the Third Reich guiltily interlinks itself with the machinations of the secret police of the GDR. The intensive interplay between Juliane Köhler and Liv Ullmann and the expressive cinematography are impressive.”
The Lithuanian Parliament has passed new corporate tax-incentive legislation for the film industry. The tax incentive is modeled after current legislation in Hungary, and pledges a twenty-percent tax relief for films shot or produced in Lithuania.
The tax incentive is distributed according to several stipulations. Films must meet at least two of five cultural criteria, at least eighty percent of expenses must be incurred in Lithuania, and the total production budget has to meet or exceed 150,000LTL.
In Croatia, preparations are underway for the shooting of season 4 of HBO's highly popular TV series "Game of Thrones". Based on the novels of "A Song of Ice and Fire" written by George R.R. Martin, the series was filmed on various locations in Europe, including Croatia.
The beautiful coastal city of Dubrovnik was used in season two and three to stand for King's Landing – the capital of the Seven Kingdoms and one of the most important locations for the series - and the city of Qarth, which is visited by Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke).
Encouraged by the successful collaboration with the local production company Embassy Films, the financial benefit of the newly introduced production incentive program and the variety of locations, the producer's have decided to extend the shoot in Croatia, adding the locations in and around Split to Season 4.
According to Embassy Films, filming in Croatia will take place between the months of August and September.