In Prague, they completed the most financially profitable foreign production since the introduction of film state incentives. The neo-Victorian fantasy series Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, a joint work of Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, completed the second series. The spread of covid-19 in early March interrupted all work. According to the State Cinematography Fund spokesman, filmmakers spent for both series a record amount, which filmmakers have ever spent in the Czech Republic - almost 3.1 billion Czech crowns (about half of billion ILS). The total state incentive for both series of the Carnival Row series will be around 540 million crowns (more than 80 million ILS).
Thanks to film incentives, almost 80 foreign films and series were shot in the Czech Republic last year. A large part was made for online platforms such as Netflix or Amazon. Last year, film incentives brought almost nine billion crowns (almost 1.5 billion ILS) to the Czech Republic.
It is important for the national economy that more than 60 percent of this amount goes to non-film SMEs in construction, real estate, hospitality, tourism and transport, as well as healthcare, energy, fashion and cosmetics, financial and legal services, and similarly. These are often regional suppliers, not just Prague suppliers.
In addition to Prague and Studio Barrandov, the second raw of the series was shot in Liberec, Doksany and at Sychrov Castle, in Nelahozeves, Toušno and Libochovice. Around 900 people worked on the filming, of which only 10% were foreign staff. There were only 400 artisans in the construction of decorations in the Barrandov studios. The production of the first and second row took place in Czech locations for three years, the number of shooting days climbed to 229.
The first series of the show has just been nominated for three Emmy television awards.
At the beginning of May, the shooting of other films resumed in the Czech Republic, such as the expensive series Wheel of Time (Amazon Studios), The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Marvel Studios), the third rows of the series Haunted (Netflix) and Das Boot (Bavaria Fiction), and the film Transatlantic 473 (Netflix) and expensive European co-productions Margrete - Queen of The North.
Prepared by the tem of CzechTrdae/CzechInvest Israel