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The Movie “Mama Mia” in Poland

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The movie “Mamma Mia!” on screens in Poland from August 29. The movie “Mamma Mia!” achieved the biggest opening ever for a movie musical in the United States  last month month. At $27.6 million, ‘Mamma Mia!’ beat out ‘Hairspray’ which opened with $27.5 million a few years ago. To create the enchanting – yet imaginary – island of Kalokairi, film shootings took place on the islands Skopelos, Skiathos and on Damouchari beach in Pelion area during August and September 2007. Most of the filming was done in Skopelos, were locations included Kastani beach, Agios Ioannis, Amaranto and Nisi Glisteri. Greece has always had a long and spectacular love affair with the international film making community. The need for new images in the film industry has led to a boom in optical effects and the quest for visually pristine locations. Greece has this visual wealth of natural landscapes to offer in regions like Macedonia, Epirus, Peloponnese, and of course the islands in the Aegean, the Sporades islands and the Ionian seas. Since 1974, the Greek Film Centre supports the production and promotion of Greek films and fosters the participation of Greek producers in foreign productions. in this context, the Hellenic Film Commission Office (www.hfco.gr) provides every possible service for filming in Greece. Skopelos Island: Skopelos Mamma Mia Blog Secretariat General of Information: World Media on Greece – Lifestyle 

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“Mamma Mia” in Greece and in Poland

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  London’s Leicester Square had something of the Aegean Sea’s flair on the night of “Mamma Mia”’s world premiere yesterday. A blue carpet instead of a red one so as to remind fans of the colours of the Aegean, a small chapel surrounded by typical Greek flowers, as well as sounds by famous ABBA songs was the setting of yesterday’s premiere. “Mamma mia” the movie, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth was filmed on the Greek islands of the Aegean, Skopelos and Skiathos of the  in 2007. Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson are the producers. The premiere is set for tomorrow July 3. In Warsaw the projection is set for the end of August.  Mammia Mia, The Movie: www.mammamiamovie.com