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Shoot your Film in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)     Two-time Oscar nominated actor Nick Nolte has been cast as a lead in “Arcadia Lost,” an independent film from “Chambers Productions” movie division that began shooting September 1, 2008 in Greece. The story of the movie refers to two teenagers (Halley Bennett and Carter Jenkins) travelling to Greece so as to discover themselves. Along this trip, they meet and follow a strange traveller, a character played by Nick Nolte. A coming-of-age road movie with a mystery at its heart, Arcadia Lost explores Greece through the eyes of teenaged Americans, mapping materialism and innocence onto timelessness and spirituality, according to the producers. Filming will take advantage of Greece ’s ancient and modern landscape, expertly captured by Phedon Papamichael (3:10 to Yuma , Sideways, Walk the Line), one of Hollywood ’s best known cinematographers. Arcadia Lost can be followed by film fans on a social website, “Follow A Film” on Facebook. Since 1974, the Greek Film Centre supports the production and promotion of Greek films and fosters the participation of Greek producers in foreign productions. Within its framework, the Hellenic Film Commission Office provides every possible service so that you can shoot your film in Greece.

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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