A major Hollywood production is set to begin filming in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, the governor of central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostassaid Friday.
According to Tzitzikostas, this is the first time Thessaloniki will be a filming location for such a large production that includes a cast of world-class actors.
The Governor made the announcement during a press conference held for the signing of cooperation agreements cementing the Region’s partnerships with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Macedonia regarding the Film Board of Central Macedonia .
Asked about the details regarding the Hollywood film, Tzitzikostas said that the agreement between the Region and the producers was concluded and that the investment of the production amounted to several million euros. He added that more details will be announced in the coming days.
“Don’t be surprised if while drinking coffee on Nikis Street, you suddenly see a well-known director and a very famous Hollywood star next to you,” the governor said.
According to local media, the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is supposed to star in the film.
Established in September 2020, the Central Macedonia Region Film Office operates as a one-stop-shop for foreign production crews looking for filming locations in the region.
Film Studios in Thermi
During the press conference, Tzitzikostas also announced that in the coming months a major Hollywood audiovisual company will start building its studios in the Thermi district.
Tzitzikostas is scheduled to meet on Monday June 14 with Robert Van Nordenthe American producer of Millennium Media and Dimitris Kampaproduction manager of the Hollywood film which will be shot in Thessaloniki.
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