Foreign film studios and producers show interest in Greece, says Media SecGen Kretsos

Big foreign studios and film-makers have shown interest in Greece as a filming location, said Media and Communications Secretary-General Lefteris Kretsos, while speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio on Thursday about the start of shooting for a BBC mini-series at the archaeological site of Sounion.

“I am very optimistic that the country will become film-friendly,” Kretsos said, adding that “we have legislation that is friendly and more legislative steps will be taken to overcome any obstacles that existed in the past.”

Kretsos noted that the specific sector is of huge economic interest with “guaranteed benefits and very high profitability” and confirmed that major producers and studios from abroad have expressed interest in making investments in Greece. “The news is good and I believe we will have good news in the future also; there is not only the US but also China, India and Brazil,” he said.