Abu Dhabi media and production creative industries hub twofour54 and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission have initiated a production incentive in the form of a rebate of up to 30% for qualified spending in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Available starting September 1, the incentive will cover feature films, TV, documentary, advertising and music video production. Qualifying production spending includes goods and services sourced from Abu Dhabi and for relevant expenditures on location or studio filming and post-production, according to today’s announcement in Cannes by twofour54 and the ADFC. The incentive also covers costs for the contracting of any UAE registered crew and services for activities in Abu Dhabi. Temporary accommodation costs in Abu Dhabi, as well as airline tickets and freight booked on Etihad Airways, will also qualify for the rebate. The announcement cited Universal’s upcoming The Bourne Legacy as one of the productions that used Abu Dhabi.
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