Can Saudi Arabia’s AlUla rival Hollywood for film production?
JEDDAH: AlUla has been garnering a growing reputation among
regional and international filmmakers as a premier location because of its enchanting
natural landscapes, incentives and expanding infrastructure.
The site’s remarkable range of services has been drawing inevitable comparisons
with facilities offered in Hollywood and other production hotspots around the globe.
In 2020, the Royal Commission for AlUla established Film AlUla to attract and assist international movie
and television production houses.
The body is led by film commissioner Stephen Strachan, a veteran of the UK industry
and a respected producer in the Middle East and North Africa.