twofour54, the media & creative industries hub and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54), have launched the region’s first incentive scheme as it looks to accelerate Abu Dhabi as the first choice for international and regional TV producers needing location, production and post-production services. The scheme will be operational from September 1st.
The incentive, in the form of a rebate of up to 30 per cent of qualifying spend in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will be available for TV, documentary, and music video makers, as well as feature film and advertising production. The qualifying spend relates to goods and services sourced from Abu Dhabi and for relevant expenditure on location or studio filming and post-production.
It will also cover costs relating to 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.