Serbia Offers Cash Rebates for Foreign Film Makers

Government incentives, low production costs and high quality facilities are lined up to put Serbia back on the map as a competitive production hub for cash-strapped international film makers.

Before the break-up of Yugoslavia, Serbia was considered to be one of Europe’s foremost filming destinations, popular for its varied locations, experienced crews and modern studios. Serbia’s unique mix of buildings and towns reflect its rich history and provide a range of ready-made backdrops for major productions.

Now, as the country builds closer ties with the European Union and other trading partners, long-ignored roads to international cooperation have re-opened and Serbia is again being embraced by location scouts from Europe and the US.

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New UK Immigration Cap Restricts Non-EU Workers

Major immigration changes have come into place to restrict the number of non-EU workers moving to the UK. The Home Office has imposed an annual cap of 20,700 on non-EU people coming to work in skilled professions, as a boost to home-grown employment.

From today, people coming from outside the EU wishing to work in the UK will need to have a graduate level job, speak an intermediate level of English, and meet specific salary and employment requirements

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Eurovision Song Contest: What Hopes for Ex-YU?

Thirty years ago today, Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with their infectiously upbeat Euro classic Making Your Mind Up.  What better time to look forward to this year’s event in Düsseldorf, on Saturday 14 May.

Attracting devotion and derision in almost equal measure, the Eurovision Song Contest is undeniably an event that gets people talking. This year’s glittering final will be held in Düsseldorf on 14 May, preceded by two televised semi finals on 10 and 12 May, when phone votes will say who goes through and who heads home early.  Strict rules control who can vote in each semi final.

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(Post) Yugoslav Film Festival: London

London film fans will be treated to a free two-day festival of cinema and discussion, attended by celebrated Yugoslav directors and rising stars of film-making in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia.

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