THIS WEEK IN EGYPT

Rating on Control Room Index (comparative cost data for production in egypt)

Number of people allowed on set – Unrestricted
Travel restrictions – local authorities

They are back to normal. The only difference being the sanitisation and masks that are generally worn. The Directors being used are Egyptian, with few exceptions and if they are international, shoots are still done remotely. Remote shoots tend to be more expensive. PPMs are done on zoom but clients are now wanting to meet, even though they are not yet back in offices. If social distancing is not observed on screen, creative can be rejected as it sends the wrong message. Egypt used to be the film sector of the Middle East that means they have a large talent pool, however they have become more expensive. Government is difficult when it comes to shooting permits, which means it is difficult to do large productions.