Rabat - Foreign film and television productions invested approximately MAD 500 million in Morocco in 2017, according to a report by the Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM) issued on Saturday, March 17.
Rabat – Foreign film and television productions invested approximately MAD 500 million in Morocco in 2017, according to a report by the Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM) issued on Saturday, March 17.
Twenty-seven foreign films, produced mostly by French, German, English, American, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and Spanish producers, were filmed in Morocco in 2017.
The budget for these films amounted to MAD 283.83 million, marking a significant increase compared to MAD 138.62 million invested in 2016 by 24 foreign film productions.
Dante Lam’s “Desert Storm” (MAD 114.51 million), Lionel Steketee’s “Alad’ 2” (MAD 34.83 million), Ali Abbas Zafar’s “Tiger Zinda Hay” (MAD 14.48 million) and Fred Grivois’s “15 minutes de guerre” (MAD 13.33 million) were the most expensive feature films shot in Morocco in 2017.
Nine television series were also filmed in Morocco, with a total investment of nearly MAD 185.43 million. “40 North” (MAD 46.81 million), “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (MAD 43.8 million) and “The Nine” (MAD 41.29 million) were the most expensive television series shot in Morocco.
Twenty-nine commercials (MAD 17.75 million), 5 short films (MAD 669.201), 10 video clips (MAD 1.65 million), 11 institutional films (MAD 1.36 million) and 6 docufictions (MAD 6.31 million) were also shot in Morocco last year.
In 2016, the total budget of all foreign productions amounted to MAD 280 million, according to CCM.