Ex Pats in Luxor Welcome or Not?

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Re: Ex Pats in Luxor Welcome or Not?

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If somebody in the Government was a bit far thinking they might,...just think it would be a clever financial move to make it far easier to
welcome ex-pats to Egypt.
1000 expats spending 1000le each week for 1 year adds up to a lot of money, and that is so conservative it's also such a ridiculously low figure.
52 million le ?
Here in London the easiest council to allow filming is Islington, they even have a film department to assist film companies.
Now other London councils are trying to follow suit but Islington leads and they make absolute fortunes.
Rocket science this isn't, it just takes a clever person to see the future and the possibilities.
One doubts that this will ever occur in Egypt. shame... :cool:
One can walk to where Sherlock Holmes jumped off St Barts Hospital roof, even on a rainy day to see tourists taking pictures of
a..... pavement.!!!!


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Who2 wrote:If somebody in the Government was a bit far thinking they might,...just think it would be a clever financial move to make it far easier to
welcome ex-pats to Egypt.
1000 expats spending 1000le each week for 1 year adds up to a lot of money, and that is so conservative it's also such a ridiculously low figure.
52 million le ?
Here in London the easiest council to allow filming is Islington, they even have a film department to assist film companies.
Now other London councils are trying to follow suit but Islington leads and they make absolute fortunes.
Rocket science this isn't, it just takes a clever person to see the future and the possibilities.
One doubts that this will ever occur in Egypt. shame... :cool:
One can walk to where Sherlock Holmes jumped off St Barts Hospital roof, even on a rainy day to see tourists taking pictures of
a..... pavement.!!!!
I don't know how difficult it is to get a licence (or whatever the equivalent is) in/for filming in Egypt is, or if the production company tried to get one but if any one has watched the first episode of The Night Manager, don't be fooled into thinking the hotel in Cairo, and the 'safe house' in the country, and the journey in between the two were in Egypt. They were Moroccan. I'm reliably informed that the hotel used exists in Marrakech, the 'safe house' had so many clues in it's layout and decor - not least the tile work- that is had to be Moroccan, and the car used was a yellow Mercedes which are the normal Grand Taxi of Morocco.
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Getting a license is expensive to say the least, for any such production in Egypt, but getting a temporary speaking part for any foreign actor through their equivalent of the actors union of Equity, is an absolute joke.

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I worked on a Korean food documentary a couple years ago that was filming here. The producer had been to 9 or 10 countries to film so far at that point and he said Egypt was the most difficult (and expensive) place to film, and what I saw I totally can believe it. And I am not talking about getting the initial license but rather the onsite permissions and costs. There's a very good reason no one wants to film here.

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Re: Ex Pats in Luxor Welcome or Not?

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You need a license to film in Copenhagen, but a rather attractive part of the city, which is an independant municipality charges nothing. For that reason, most films and the very popular series are shot there, something from which local shops and establishments clearly benefit.

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