Mongolia set to host several major film industry touring studios
Mongolian Culture Minister Nomin Chinbat. Credit: MNFC
The Mongolian National Film Council (MNFC) is expected to host several major production studios – including Warner Bros., HBO, Discovery, Viacom and Netflix – to learn more about the country’s film industry.
As PRNewswire reported from an MNFC announcement, the tour will take place September 14-19, 2022, with additional studios and attendees to be announced in the coming weeks.
Confirmed entrants are Warner Bros.’ Jay Rosenwink (Senior Vice President); Discovery Carrie Regan (Vice President of Global Content Production) and HBO’s Krutin Patel (Producing Director, HBO/HBO Max, a Warner Bros. Discovery Company). Also present are representatives of Viacom Carlos Lugo (vice president of production, Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios; and Netflix’s Songlee Lee (Head of Production Management for Netflix Korea).
Led by Minister Chinbat, the familiarization visit program will include meetings with government officials and MNFC staff, as well as a visit to Mongolia capital of Ulaanbaatar, its production facilities as well as a cultural program and tours of the Mongolian countryside.
Studio heads will also meet with local Mongolian executives, award-winning artists and production companies such as: Cineplus, Nomadia Pictures, Hulegu Pictures, Guru Media, Fantastic Production, B Production, U Film and Hero Entertainment.
The Mongolian government has recently introduced programs to support and encourage domestic and international film producers who base their projects on the country. Global producers can apply for incentives of up to 45% cash back (30% location incentive, 10% cultural incentive and 5% overseas talent rebate).
Minister Chinbat said: “Mongolia has so much to offer in terms of unique natural beauty and the large urban city of Ulaanbaatar which employs many talented film professionals and modern production facilities. We’re happy to welcome some of the best studios in the world to our country to highlight our very generous movie discounts and show how Mongolia is open to international business and investment.“
Over the past five years, the Mongolian film industry has averaged 80 studio productions – employing hundreds of film industry employees. The country now hosts several screening rooms with 40 new films released per year, including 17 during the COVID-19 pandemic.