Romania's 35% Cash Rebate Incentive Deal Activated October 8, 2018
Oct
23
to Dec 31

Romania's 35% Cash Rebate Incentive Deal Activated October 8, 2018

The Romanian-government-approved incentive program offering 35% cash rebate on qualified expenditure for international productions shooting in Romania was activated October 8, 2018 and is scheduled to expire at the end of 2020.

Consider Romania for your next film location. Let us guide your production through the the qualifications and around the red tape of this rebate. Contact us for consultation and other services to aid you in your production at contact@double4studios.com. Working with native Romanian filmmakers is the best way to optimize the benefits of this great opportunity!

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Jan
1
to Apr 30

New Productions Underway!

Currently In Production

 As a result of Voxx's partnership with Double 4 Studios, the two companies are coproducing several projects including the feature length documentary (provisionary title) “Fair Play”, written and directed by Tunde Skovran. The documentary deals with the complexity of gender definition and its effects on international athletes in today’s divided world. Shooting commenced July 2018 in South Africa.

 Producer, Tunde Skovran with DP, Gabor Daniel Szandtner, filming the documentary   "Fair Play"   in South Africa (July 2018).

Producer, Tunde Skovran with DP, Gabor Daniel Szandtner, filming the documentary "Fair Play" in South Africa (July 2018).

In Development

“Under the Iron Curtain”, a feature film to be followed by a spin-off TV series about the life of a criminalist, and the cases he needs to solve when communist Romania transitions into capitalism through turbulent events. Production is scheduled to commence in 2019 in the United States and Romania. Based on a collection of best-selling novels. 

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Another co-production between Double 4  and Voxx Studios is the provisionary title “A Safe World” (2019), a film by Kate Jopson and Tunde Skovran based on true events; the struggle of a victim of a mass shooting to regain her life. This film is to commence filming in 2019 in the United States and Romania.

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Andrei Zinca  to Speak on Production Without Borders Panel
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Andrei Zinca to Speak on Production Without Borders Panel

Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the "Production Without Borders” special event that will be held during the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401).

The by-invitation only event will host a panel featuring the top names in the industry, including.

Contact us for a chance to attend this exclusive event!

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Andrei Zinca, President/Founder, Double 4 Studios  Andrei Zinca has worked, and successfully worn many hats, within the film industry over the last 40 years, from director to CEO of several field-related companies, including the Miami and Los Angeles based Double 4 Studios (www.double4studios.com). He has thoroughly sown his creative industrial oats, making him highly knowledgeable and well connected with many pioneers and tastemakers in the global film and television industries. Mr. Zinca is a native of Romania, where he graduated from the Institute for Film and Theater Studies. Once in the United States, he completed his graduate studies at USC in Los Angeles. As a director and producer, he was one of the pioneers of scripted production in the US Hispanic television market and was nominated for several regional Emmy Awards. In 2005, he reconnected  with the Romanian film and TV industry and since then, he directed and/or co-produced in Romania one TV series, two features, and served as line producer for a major US production. For a few years now, he’s been working in partnership with The Romanian Film Fund (C.N.C.), and the Romanian Filmmakers Association ( U.C.I.N.) to promote cooperation between creative and financial forces in the entertainment industries in the US and Romania. His work as a director and producer was awarded in international film festivals in the US, and in Romania by The Filmmakers Association, The TV Professionals Association and The Producers Guild.

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Romania Approves Generous Incentives to Boost Film Business
Jun
16
4:30 PM16:30

Romania Approves Generous Incentives to Boost Film Business

Will Tizard

Contributor of Variety originally posted on Variety

Romania has aggressively joined the club of former Soviet bloc nations vying for international film business, jumping beyond the usual range of rebates of 20% to 25% on production spend with a 35% offer.

 

Following more than a decade of debate and foot-dragging, the Romanian government finally heeded the request of local producers, approving the rebate package Wednesday and setting aside a fund to distribute up to €50 million ($58 million) annually to attract new film business. The plan, a budgetary policy rather than a fixed law, will be in place until the end of 2020, according to Alex Traila of the Romanian Film Center, who called the move a welcome addition long awaited by the film industry.

The rebate plan puts Romania on a more equal footing with Hungary and the Czech Republic, where incentives have been in place for years. Both of those countries have become magnets for international film production. Final guidelines setting out details of payment eligibility and timeframes are expected to be approved within the next two weeks.

The system, which will offer a 35% cash rebate on production spend of at least €100,000, will be available for feature films and shorts, TV series, direct-to-video productions, Internet films, documentaries and animated projects. Productions will be able to take home a maximum of €10 million per project or, for TV series, per season.

In cases where the production is “explicitly promoting Romania” and spending 20% of total budget in the country, producers could score an additional 10% cash back, for a total rebate of 45%.

International productions will also be required to partner with a local production services company or co-producer to qualify.

 

The plan is expected to go into effect as early as the end of July.

 

 

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Romania Welcomes Hollywood - A Round-Table Experience.
Nov
6
11:30 AM11:30

Romania Welcomes Hollywood - A Round-Table Experience.

  • AFM Studios - Loews Hotel Santa Monica (map)
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30%-35% savings over Prague, 50% savings or more over London, up to 80% savings over U.S. prices, landscape galore, experienced crews by US standards and great actors, internationally acclaimed local producers now ready for co-productions with the U.S., and an EU mandatory quota of local content for both broadcast and streaming – are these strong enough arguments to think “Romania” for your next project?

We’ll have an open conversation about all aspects of shooting and/or co-producing in Romania. Brought to you by Double 4 Studios and Romanian Filmmakers Association (UCIN). A reception under the auspices of The Consulate General of Romania in L.A. will follow.

Moderator
Andrei Zinca, Director/Producer; Owner, Double 4 Studios US
Speakers
Robert Bernacchi, Producer/VP of Production, Skydance Media US
Andrei Boncea, Producer/Co-Owner, Frame Film Romania & Former VP of Content, CME
Bogdan Moncea, Producer, Castel Film Studios Romania
Ada Solomon, Producer/Owner, Hi Film Productions Romania
Mihai Fulger, Member of the Board Romanian National Film Centre, Director of National Film Archives

 

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

12th. EDITION OF L.A. SOUTH EASTERN EUROPEAN FILM FEST, 2017

We proudly collaborated with the Institute for Romanian Culture and the prestigious film festival in organizing the participation in the competition and outside of it of four Romanian films.  Directors, producers and actors from Romania met with audiences at full house screenings at Laemmle Theater in Beverly Hills. THE TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD, directed by Anca Miruna Lazarescu received 4 awards, a record for the festival.

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FOCUS ON ROMANIA 2015
Oct
22
to Oct 25

FOCUS ON ROMANIA 2015

Despite the fact that “Focus on Romania - Ft. Lauderdale Waves 2015”

celebrates only its second year of existence, South Florida film lovers

already cherish its return to CINEMA PARADISO, this October 22nd through 25th.

Five feature films, a documentary and a collection of award winning shorts from

Romania will screen at the well-known art-house, home of the Ft. Lauderdale

International Film Festival (FLIFF), this year at its 30th edition. Guest filmmakers

from Romania will again present and discuss their work with the interested

audiences.

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FOCUS ON ROMANIA 2014
Oct
10
to Oct 16

FOCUS ON ROMANIA 2014

Cinema Paradiso-Ft. Lauderdale takes the lead on the fest with screenings of eight (8) films, each with pre-film receptions and/or post screening parties every night from October 10 - 16.  Most films will be attended by filmmakers or actors.

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