The implementation of the Cash Rebate Operation Law, passed in 2017 with the aim of attracting investments, quickly turned our country into a popular destination for filming foreign film productions. At the same time, it gave domestic productions the opportunity to increase their budget and to be able to aim in creating more and more quality material than we have been used to see since the financial crisis of 2010.
This seminar will present the effects that the above change brought to the Greek cinema, from the perspective of the speaker, who began working professionally shortly before the introduction of this law (in 2014). He will present, with specific case studies, the way in which foreign productions operate in our country and their differences with Greek productions.
About the speaker:
Argyris Zachos is a graduate of Audiovisual Arts Department of Ionian University, he lives in Athens and works in the field of film production. He has experience both as Production Manager and as Assistant Director as he has worked in numerous Greek and Foreign Films, Telefilms, TV Series and Advertising. Since 2020 he has been established as First Assistant Director and is a key contributor to the organization, programming and execution of the projects in which he participates.
This event is with the cooperation of the Film Office Ionian Islands and Ms. Angela Krokidi, Special Secretary to the Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands, Head of the Ionian Film Office.
Organized by: Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos