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Dubai Studio City
Dubai Studio City
Dubai Studio City (DSC) was launched as a part of Dubai Media City in year 2005 by Dubai Holding under its wing TECOM Investments. Projected as a one-stop destination for all production solutions, the Dubai Studio City aims to boost the growth of film, broadcast, animation, and music industries in the Gulf region.

Spread across 22 million sq. ft., in the ambitious Dubailand complex, DSC acts as a free economic zone providing complete facilities for: 

  • Pre-production
  • Production
  • Post-production
  • Equipment Rental
  • Music Recording, and
  • Animation

Need for Dubai Studio City:

Nearly 120 channels run by 40 companies broadcast out of Dubai. Only 20% of production work, however, is done in Dubai itself. Dubai also boasts of a robust film industry that is poised for an exponential growth. To capitalize on these new revenue sources created by film and broadcast industries, DSC is the perfect solution.   

Facilities available at Dubai Studio City:

Whether you wish to setup a company, work as a freelancer, or work for a production house based in Dubai, DSC provides world-class facilities and a positive work environment. 

Infrastructure:

Like Dubai Media and Internet Cities, DSC offers media professionals and organizations: 

  • State-of-the-art and advanced information and telecommunication technology such as satellite links and IP telephony
  • World-class office spaces in high-tech Business Centers
  • Luxurious residential areas, hotels, retail outlets, and entertainment centers for an affluent lifestyle. 

Relaxed, tax-free environment:

Tax-free income, freedom of capital movement, 100% foreign ownership, no custom duty, and low operational costs make DSC an attractive prospect for both startup and established companies. Also, the broadcast and production laws are far more relaxed than elsewhere in the Arab world. This fosters creativity and encourages foreign media to shift their regional base from Lebanon and Cairo (previous production hubs) to Dubai.

Broadcast suites:

DSC offers 18 world-class broadcast boutiques. Located in the Broadcast Center, these suites offer 6,000 sq. ft. of office space, 1,000-3,000 sq. ft. of studio space, and 15,000-50,000 sq ft. of sound stage space. The Broadcast Center also houses cutting edge post-production facilities.  

Film production facilities:

DSC provides support services and facilities for the entire filmmaking process – from reel to screen, which include: 

  • A Production Studio Complex with pre-built studios, sound stages, workshops, back lots and stage areas rivaling the big Hollywood Studios.
  • Option to lease custom-sized plots in DSC to build own studios/facilities.
  • Film schools and training institutes to provide the industry with a sustainable talent pool, well-versed with the latest technology and production norms.
  • Location scouts and outdoor shooting units. With its Dubailand location, there is no dearth of outdoor locales in DSC. Entertainment World, Autodrome, Arabian Ranches, and Dubai Bazaar are some such locales popular with both Hollywood and Bollywood.
  • Other service providers for music recording, dubbing, costumes and set designing, choreography, cinematography, animation, and editing.
 
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