Imagine a place where you can shoot a film from start to finish in one location. From financing to casting to pre-production to filming in exotic locations to editing to sound recording to visual animation to processing to distribution and finally to the premiere night. Imagine a place like Dubai Studio City. With the dawn of the digital era and rising number of TV channels, the future of the broadcast industry looks extremely bright. Consequently, a new crop of independent broadcast boutiques has emerged, to provide design, visual effects, and music composition services.
These companies can fulfil their true potential in a virtually untapped region from Dubai Studio City.
Designed to accelerate the growth of the broadcast, film, television and music production industries, Dubai Studio City will be an ultra-modern facility integrating every component under one roof. Spread across 22 million sq. it will include production, post-production, equipment rental, business center and satellite facilities among others.
It will also have residential areas, hotels, an entertainment center, film schools and training institutes. This unique combination of world-class infrastructure, qualified professionals and unique networking environment will make it the ideal location for creative people to unleash their imagination.
Reason to Setup Company in Dubai Studio City
Dubai has a grand vision for the future and the resources to make that vision a reality. Time and again, Dubai has made the impossible possible and it is now all set to take the world by storm with its new projects. Here is just a brief glimpse of some of the ground-breaking developments which are sure to catch the eye of film makers worldwide.
Burj Dubai – the world’s tallest tower
The Palm – a luxurious palm-tree shaped resort island
The World – 300 private islands in the shape of continents
Ski Dome – an indoor ski resort with a Penguinarium
Restless Planet – a dinosaur park with simulated earthquakes
Dubai Sports City – a complex with stadiums and academies
Dubai Marina – one of the world’s largest waterfront property developments
Falcon City of Wonders – life-size replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World
The Entertainment Hub
Aptly situated inside the attraction-filled Dubai land, Dubai Studio City will soon become the entertainment hub of the regional audio-visual industry with its wide range of infrastructure and services.
In collaboration with business partners, Dubai Studio City will offer:
Satellite Communication Services: Samacom is the official integrated satellite services provider through which companies can uplink and downlink content and live feeds. It also allows the broadcasting community to leverage operating cost savings through the use of shared facilities and infrastructure
Location Approval Services (LAS) for Media Production:
Shooting made simpler
To expedite film shoots, Dubai Studio City will offer Location Approval Services. This department will provide service and support, right from initial contact to the close of production. It will include location scouting, talent search, affordable crew accommodation and arrangement of all necessary approvals and permissions, visas and airline bookings. To guarantee quick access to talent, it will offer a single window service to provide visas in 24 hours for crew and a fast-track immigration process for professionals.
Dubai Free Zone Company Formation
Scripted to succeed
The advantages of being one of the primary investors in this focused development cannot be ignored. With the quantum leap in the number of TV channels, the fastest-growing media industry in the world today is TV Content Production and Distribution. Animation films have become a force to reckon with, after breaking box office records time and again. The music industry too is reinventing itself for the digital age as portable devices become more popular.
In such a pulsating scenario, it makes sound business sense to invest in a cost-competitive development like Dubai Studio City which has the potential to make history. As a business partner, you will enjoy benefits like:
Channel development opportunities
Dubai Studio City invites companies offering services from the film and broadcast production value chain to set up their facilities here. These would include Production, Sound Stages – TV & Film, Backlots & Sets, Water tanks, Recording Studios, Production Offices, Ancillary services like Green Room facilities, prop shops, etc., Equipment Rental, Trailers and transportation facilities, Catering facilities, Modelling and casting agencies, Post production Facilities, Labs & Telecine, Printing Facilities, Online and Offline Editing Suites, Animation and SFX Studios, Specialized Sound Studios, Set Construction Workshops, Stunt Shops & special gear, Warehouses – equipment rental, storage of props and sets.
Companies can lease office space and studios as well as plots of land to build their own infrastructure. There are three types of spaces available on lease: Commercial offices, Boutique studios and Residential.
Dubai Studio City Free Zone Services
Dubai Studio City provides services to its clients through its One-Stop shop which offers all the services involved in the setting up and the managing of companies.
Registration of Companies
Free Zone LLC
Note: TV broadcasting, radio broadcasting (but not IP streaming) need minimum capital requirement of AED 2,500,000.
A Freelancer Permit is issued to an individual who conducts business activities under his/her name and not under a name of a company or brand.
Dubai Studio City Free Zone Products
Dubai Studio City provides the following products for its clients:
Plots of Land
Dubai Studio City provides support spaces which are onsite studios and retail facilities.
Studio facilities are provided by the following media companies:
Dubai Media City’s modern sound stages provide the specific and complex operating needs of the media industry. Clients have access to a broad range of services and also companies within the media value chain such as production houses, studios, and many other providers of media services like makeup, stage design, casting and costume design.
Features of Sound Stages:
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