Since May 2018, a production incentives law is activated in Greece, offering:
Cash Rebate 35% for all production & post production costs spend in Greece.
Unlimited Eligible budgets.
The incentives approval can be used as a bank guarantee, so the producer can get a pre-financing (subject to bank interest) of the granted amount.
Eligible projects : Feature films, scripted TV content, documentaries, animation & video games. No advertising films.
Project approval within 45 days, based on script synopsis, budget estimate and simplified Cultural Test criteria.
Cash Rebate granted in 60 days upon expenses auditing.
Greece offers an ideal shooting environment with exciting diverse locations, mild climate, predictable weather,frequent and convenient flights from all European capitals, plus the lowest rates in Euro zone. CENTRAL ATHENS FILM PRODUCTIONS team has worked hard to establish a system that understands the needs of international film productions, supplying top English speaking artistic and technical staff.
CENTRAL provides full services to 60 production companies from 25 countries, (scouting, casting, location permits, tech crew, art department, equipment rental, transportation, etc) for feature films, commercial spots and TV shows from UK, USA, Japan, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, China, etc.
We are also the exclusive partner in Greece of PRODUCTION SERVICE NETWORK , an AICP and LMIG Member; a network dedicated to local shoot support in 46 countries around the globe.
Regarding locations, Greece can offer exceptional options which are far beyond from what someone is expecting. Of course, there are plenty of sandy beaches, white and blue villages by the sea and marble ruins, but one should also consider Greece for generic European looking city, modern apartments, trendy shops, cafés, as well as unexpected locations like: sand desert, lunar landscape, medieval castles, etc… Our locations database includes more than 2,500 locations / 200.000 pictures all over the country.
We maintain also the biggest on-line archives for casting in Greece with more than 18.000 persons, (actors, characters, performers, street faces, extras, kids, musicians, presenters, etc). Greece is really a multi-ethnic country so beside Caucasians are easy to find Asians, Blacks, Arabs, Hindis and North European typefaces. All Greek actors speak good to excellent English.
In our web site you may see samples of our recent productions, newsletters, as well as behind the scenes videos.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for any details or additional information.
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