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The five most costly films which have chosen Hungary in the new millennium

Hungary is quite popular among the American filmmakers, therefore many productions are packed up and moved overseas, in this case our small country. Several factors play a role in the decisions of big and small film companies. Beside the obvious financial reason it is also an important argument that more and more well-equipped studios can […]

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Why did Asylum come to Budapest?

Film making is quite diverse throughout the world: there are companies making huge Hollywood super productions spending enormous amounts on a movie, creating epics using a variety of stars. On the other hand there are the ones with less funds who cannot afford A-list actors. Asylum Studio is one of the latter, mainly trying to […]

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Why was The Borgias shot in Hungary?

Korda Studios established in 2007, situated in Etyek, only 28 kms from Budapest has served for numerous grand productions. In 2010, the TV channel Showtime chose Hungary as location for its historical series, The Borgias. The Canadian-Irish-Hungarian co-production series rich in intrigues and cabals was originally planned as a feature film by writer-director-producer Neil Jordan, […]

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Pillars of the Earth and World Without End have both been brought to life in Hungary

We can probably state without any doubt that Hungary is more and more popular among foreign filmmakers. Great scale productions come and go – we hardly have time to see through the incredible scenery dreamt by the production designers and pulled up by the set constructors at several different venues, or which world celebrities have […]

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Budapest “played” Buenos Aires in Evita: why did the production have to be moved here urgently?

The shooting of the film based on the musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber about the Argentinean president’s idolized wife, Eva Perón, started in Buenos Aires in February 1996. The title character of the movie was questionable for a long time. Madonna, also renowned for her scandals, was fighting persistently for the role […]

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