Company Formation with Dubai Studio City [DSC]

Company Formation in Dubai
21st Century Film Destination

Dubai has a grand vision for the future and the resources to make that vision a reality. Time and again, Dubai has made the impossible possible and it is now all set to take the world by storm with its new projects. Here is just a brief glimpse of some of the ground-breaking developments which are sure to catch the eye of film makers worldwide.
Burj Dubai – the world’s tallest tower
The Palm – a luxurious palm-tree shaped resort island
The World – 300 private islands in the shape of continents
Ski Dome – an indoor ski resort with a Penguinarium
Restless Planet – a dinosaur park with simulated earthquakes
Dubai Sports City – a complex with stadiums and academies
Dubai Marina – one of the world’s largest waterfront property developments
Falcon City of Wonders – life-size replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World

The Entertainment Hub

Aptly situated inside the attraction-filled Dubailand, Dubai Studio City will soon become the entertainment hub of the regional audio-visual industry with its wide range of infrastructure and services.
In collaboration with business partners, Dubai Studio City will offer:

Ideal Workspace
  • Boutique Office Studios that provide an excellent environment for independent production companies
  • Custom-sized plots for companies to build their own studios and facilities
  • Residential Areas: For executives and support staff
  • Access to Talent
  • Business Centre: For highly skilled TV and film freelancers
  • Film schools with accredited programs and training institutes that offer workshops and short courses to groom talent
  • Business and Operational Support Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Satellite Communication Services: Samacom is the official integrated satellite services provider through which companies can uplink and downlink content and live feeds. It also allows the broadcasting community to leverage operating cost savings through the use of shared facilities and infrastructure
  • Production Equipment Rental
  • Supportive Environment and Infrastructure
  • A vibrant entertainment centre with a cinema complex, restaurants, theatres and boulevard lined with retail stores
  • 10,000-seat amphitheatre for large scale musical productions
  • 1500 and 3500-seat open-air amphitheatres for smaller scale performances
  • On campus hotels and apartments to accommodate cast and crew
  • Proximity to promising projects like Dubai Sports City, The Autodrome, Aqua Dubai, Dubai Bazaar in Dubailand and the Polo Club & Golf Course in Arabian Ranches
  • Film Production Complex: Sound stages, workshops, backlots, storage areas and prop shops
  • Conference facilities, Screening Theatres and Exhibition Areas
  • Location Approval Services (LAS) for Media Production:

    Shooting made simpler
    To expedite film shoots, Dubai Studio City will offer Location Approval Services. This department will provide service and support, right from initial contact to the close of production. It will include location scouting, talent search, affordable crew accommodation and arrangement of all necessary approvals and permissions, visas and airline bookings. To guarantee quick access to talent, it will offer a single window service to provide visas in 24 hours for crew and a fast-track immigration process for professionals.

    Dubai Free Zone Company Formation
    Scripted to succeed

    The advantages of being one of the primary investors in this focused development cannot be ignored. With the quantum leap in the number of TV channels, the fastest-growing media industry in the world today is TV Content Production and Distribution. Animation films have become a force to reckon with, after breaking box office records time and again. The music industry too is reinventing itself for the digital age as portable devices become more popular.
    In such a pulsating scenario, it makes sound business sense to invest in a cost-competitive development like Dubai Studio City which has the potential to make history. As a business partner, you will enjoy benefits like:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits with no currency restrictions
  • Opportunity to channel the vast amount of untapped wealth from local investors for project finance and long-term investment
  • Channel development opportunities
  • Dubai Studio City invites companies offering services from the film and broadcast production value chain to set up their facilities here. These would include Production, Sound Stages – TV & Film, Backlots & Sets, Water tanks, Recording Studios, Production Offices, Ancillary services like Green Room facilities, prop shops, etc., Equipment Rental, Trailers and transportation facilities, Catering facilities, Modelling and casting agencies, Post production Facilities, Labs & Telecine, Printing Facilities, Online and Offline Editing Suites, Animation and SFX Studios, Specialised Sound Studios, Set Construction Workshops, Stunt Shops & special gear, Warehouses – equipment rental, storage of props and sets.

    Companies can lease office space and studios as well as plots of land to build their own infrastructure. There are three types of spaces available on lease: Commercial offices, Boutique studios and Residential.

    Business partners are also invited to build residential complexes, hotels, leisure and entertainment centres (shopping malls, museums, cineplexes) and sound stages.

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