twofour54 unveils fully-fledged film production destination in Abu Dhabi – ‘twofour54 Studios’
01 Aug 2023
- twofour54 Studios to offer end-to-end facilities for productions of all scales by 2025, responding to growing demand for content in regional and global production landscape
- Production destination set to significantly contribute to the economy through rapid growth of strategically important sector
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 01 August, 2023: twofour54 Abu Dhabi, part of ADNEC Group, has unveiled their plans to build a major film studio – ‘twofour54 Studios’ – reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s standing as a global epicenter for filmmaking. Set to span over 100 acres, twofour54 Studios will be a future-proof, virtual production-ready, metaverse-enabled and fully-fledged production destination, addressing high demand in the regional and global production landscape.
Spanning 400,000 sqm (4,400,000 sqft), twofour54 Studios will boast an impressive range of features including 11 best-in-class soundstages, a 3,000 sqm (32,000 sqft) exterior water tank and six versatile standing sets offering filmmakers ample opportunities for inventive storytelling. Complementing this lot will be 7,000 sqm (over 75,000 sqft) of office space and an array of other production facilities, encompassing post-production, permanent tenancies and screening rooms. At twofour54 Studios, every aspect has been carefully designed to foster an environment that nurtures creativity and ensures a seamless and efficient production process.
twofour54 Studios’ commitment to community and collaborative spirit extends beyond its production facilities as they can also house permanent tenants and companies that cater to the production industry, providing a holistic destination for everyone involved – a true creative ecosystem for the Middle-East.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Board Member, Managing Director and CEO of ADNEC Group, said: “The creative industries have been identified as one of Abu Dhabi’s priority sectors given the important economic and social value they create. We are proud to drive Abu Dhabi’s vision of becoming a leading global destination for content creation through twofour54 Studios. It will take film and TV production to the next level, creating jobs and contributing to the local economy following its completion in 2025.”
“twofour54 has facilitated thousands of productions over the last 15 years, establishing a compelling track record and building a deep expertise of the global film industry’s demands. Leveraging this invaluable experience, twofour54 identified an opportunity in the MENA region – the demand for an integrated, future-ready production destination. We remain steadfast in our mission to foster creativity, nurture talent and provide a world-class platform where visionaries can bring their cinematic dreams to life.” said Mark Whitehead, CEO of twofour54.
Since its inception, twofour54 has been instrumental in bringing some of the most popular blockbusters to the big screen, including Hollywood franchises such as Mission: Impossible, Dune, Star Wars and Fast and Furious, as well as Bollywood hits such as Bharat and Tiger Zinda Hai, alongside many regional productions. By providing a grand destination year-round for film professionals and enthusiasts alike, twofour54 Studios seek to pave the way for groundbreaking projects that inspire audiences worldwide
twofour54’s latest destination for the creative industries complements the company’s flagship campus at Yas Creative Hub and its diverse set of production facilities across the emirate. Through its bespoke destinations, twofour54 makes any type of content production an unforgettable experience in Abu Dhabi.
twofour54, an ADNEC Group company, is a creator of bespoke destinations designed to house and serve creative communities specialized in media and entertainment. Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, twofour54 was founded in 2008 with the goal of developing a sustainable media and entertainment industry in the emirate. Today, twofour54 is home to industry leaders such as CNN, Unity Technologies, and Ubisoft, as well as a range of thriving local SMEs, making it a critical part of Abu Dhabi’s creative and media industry.
The leading creative community that twofour54 has built at its flagship development, Yas Creative Hub, features a collaborative space that acts as an engine of ideation, the Community Hub. Through this communal space, twofour54 ignites new project ideas, empowers creative businesses, and supports the growth of the next generation of industry talent. twofour54 offers a comprehensive selection of facilities that support the creation of content across various platforms, including film, TV, gaming, and digital media. This includes a 300,000 sqm backlot, multiple sound stages and studios. Complementing this infrastructure offering is the full range of services that twofour54 can provide to production teams to ensure a seamless project, including government relations services, visa applications, filming permits and more.
twofour54’s world-class facilities have supported thousands of productions since 2009. This includes Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Mission Impossible’, ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘Star Wars’, and Bollywood hits such as ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘Bharat’, as well as regional drama series and small-scale productions. Through supporting the growth of local and international media businesses and facilitating the creation of content for global audiences, twofour54 is committed to positioning Abu Dhabi as a global destination for creative communities to connect, inspire, and evolve.
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