Jerusalem to build film and television complex to attract international productions

On the heels of several high-profile Hollywood productions filmed, or filming, in the capital, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced on Tuesday his intention to build a major film and television complex in the city to attract more international filmmakers.

“After Richard Gere and Natalie Portman made Hollywood films in Jerusalem, and NBC filmed here last summer for the series ‘Dig,’ now it’s time to move to the next stage in the development of the film industry in the capital,” Barkat said in a statement.

Portman filmed parts of her directorial debut about celebrated writer Amos Oz in Nachlaot last summer, while Gere began production for a film in Jerusalem in March.


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