Nu Boyana Film Studios Circa 2010

 

Nu Boyana Film Studios is among the largest European film production studios. Situated in Boyana, Sofia, Bulgaria, it was founded as Boyana Film and was opened in 1962.
This was their website for a number of years.
Content is from the Nu Boyana Film Studios 2010 archived pages.

The current website for the Nu Boyana Film Studios can be found at: https://nuboyana.com/. Nu Boyana Film Studios is your one stop shop from script to screen! Check them out.

 

Welcome to Nu Boyana Film Studios with over 40 years of film making experience!

We are the largest film production studio in Bulgaria. The company is the successor of the former Bulgarian state-owned Boyana Film Studios, established in 1962 as the main feature film and television production facility in the country until the early 1990's.

Since Nu Boyana Film Studios has rebuilt this picturesque place on the outskirts of Sofia, we have hosted the production of 170 feature films including high budget movies such as "Black Dahlia" and "Conan".

We pride ourselves in having crews who maintain a high standard of professionalism. On our studio site, Nu Boyana  Film Studios  have all the facilities required  for a successful film production. Among these facilities we host Kodak Cinelabs and Worldwide FX, an industry leading special effects studio. 

Our Mission

Supporting filmmakers in fulfilling their artistic vision by creating a comfortable enviroment while helping them stay within budget. Our main focus is the quality of the services that we provide.

 

Welcome to Nu-Boyana Film Studios !

 

Nu Boyana Film Studios

Address:
84 Kumata str., Kinocentar,
Boyana, 1616 Sofia
Bulgaria

How to get to the studio :
By Air -
There are short direct flighs from most European capitals to Sofia International Airport.

By Car -
Nu Boyana Film Studios is within 20 min drive from Sofia International  Airport.The studio is Located off Sofia’s ring road, at the foothills of the Vitosha mountain.

By taxi -
It will cost approximately 22 leva (12 EUR) from Sofia International Airport to Nu Boyana Film Studios.

 



 

Filmography List

This list contains a small sample of projects over the last 10 years.

UPCOMING YEAR

STUDIO/DISTRIBUTOR

Kane & Lynch 2010 Millenium Films
Rambo V 2010 Millenium Films
     
IN PRODUCTION YEAR STUDIO/DISTRIBUTOR
 IL Generale Della Rovere  2010  Produzioni Internazionali Srl
COMPLETED YEAR STUDIO/DISTRIBUTOR
Conan 2010 Nu Image,Millenium Films/Lionsgate
Undisputed III: Redemption 2010 Nu Image Films
The Way Back  2010 Co - production
Command Performance 2009 Millennium Films
Fake Identity 2009 Millennium Films
The Prince and Me 4 2009 M1 Films
Ninja 2009 Millennium Films
Cyclops 2008 New Horizons Picture
The Forecast 2008 Nu Boyana
The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon 2008 Millennium Films
Thick as Thieves 2008 Nu Image
It's Alive 2008 Amicus Entertainment
Train 2008 Millennium Films
War, Inc 2008 New Crime Productions
Day of the Dead 2008 Millennium Films
Shark in Venice 2008 Nu Image
Hero Wanted 2008 Millennium Films
Direct Contact 2008 Millennium Films
Cleaner 2007 Millennium Films
Finding Rin Tin Tin 2007 Nu Image
Mega Snake 2007 Nu Image
When Nietzsche Wept 2007 Millennium Films
The Black Dahlia 2006 Millennium Films
The Contract 2005 Emmet/Furla Films
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing 2005 Nu Image
Icon 2005 Hallmark Entertainment
The Mechanik 2005 Nu Image
Mansquito 2005 Sci-Fi Channel
Hammerhead  2004 Sci-Fi Channel
Submerged 2004 Emmett/Furla Films
Control 2004 Lions Gate
Raging Sharks 2004 Nu Image
Target of Opportunity 2004 Nu Image
Skeleton Man 2004 Nu Image
Belly Of The Beast 2003 Columbia Tri Star
Avalanche 2003 Sci-Fi Channel
Shark Zone 2003 Nu Image
Volcano 2003 Nu Image
In Hell 2003 DEJ Productions
Den Of Lions 2003 Nu Image
Out For A Kill 2003 Columbia Tri Star
Megalodon 2002 Nu Image
Alien Hunter 2002 Columbia Tri Star
Submarines 2002 StarMedia
Air Strike 2002 StarMedia
Marines 2002 StarMedia
Death Train 2002 Nu Image
Air Marshal 2002 Lions Gate
Derailed 2002 Filmax
Hard Cash 2001 Millennium Films
Disaster 2001 Nu Image
US SEALS II 2001 Artisan

 



2010 News

 

Nu Boyana Film Studios have just completed production of the latest Conan movie.

New movie "Il Generale Della Rovere"
At Nu Boyana Film Studios started the preproduction of the remake of the legendary De Sicca movie "Il Generale Della Rovere".It will be directed by Carlo Carley

Guzeppe Tornatore at Nu Boyana Film Studios
Today we were proud to welcome in our studio the great Italian director Guzeppe Tornatore-Oscar winner for Nuovo Cinema di Paradiso.

New commercial for L'Oreal/Garnier

Nu Boyana Film Studios is hosting the new commercial for L'Oreal/Garnier which is being directed by Marcus Nispel and has the appearance of well known models from Paris,Italy and Brazil

New Carlo Carley movie
Nu Boyana Film Studios is hosting the preproduction of the remake of the legendary De Sicca movie "Il Generale Della Rovere" which is being directed by the well known Italian director Carlo Carley. He is working in conjunction with Produzioni Internazionali Srl

Nu Boyana's Stage 8 is turning into a Catholic wedding Chapel
Nu Boyana's Film Studios designers were able to redecorate part of Sound Stage 8 as a wedding chapel for an advertisment directed by Shahar Segal.

Take That along with Robbie Williams at Nu Boyana Film Studios
The video for Take That's new single "Kidz" was recently shot at the Nu Boyana Film Studios.

11/02/2011 Nu Boyana at the Berlin Film Festival
Nu Boyana Film Studios representatives are at Berlin Film Festival. Come and visit our stand at Maritim Hotel Presidential Suite # 10001 Tell: +49(0)302065-29004. Have a good market!

Peter Weir's film " The Way Back " which was produced at Nu Boyana has recently released
"The Way Back" is gaining the top ratings from IMDb.Directed by Peter Weir and staring Jim Stugess,Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.Bulgaria was chosen for its mountains, which during the snowy winter period perfectly doubled for Siberia. Filming at 2000 meters above the sea level required all the experience of Nu Boyana's well-trained local crew.

Coca Cola Christmas Add shot on Nu Boyana's New York streets
Nu Boyana New York streets came to live with the new Coca Cola Christmas commercial.
Nu Boyana Film Studios have recently wrapped filming of four films simultaniously

This has been a unique colaboration between local and international crews and shows that the Nu Boyana studios have the flexibility to support films of all sizes and budgets while providing the enviroment to enable simultanious productions.

New York streets at Nu Boyana, most wanted for Christmas
New York streets at Nu Boyana Film Studios,most wanted for Christmas commercials from "Coca Cola" to "Canalsat" and more.

1/10/2010 "The X Factor" winner Joe McElderry's first music video "Somebody", shot at Nu Boyana Film Studios
Nu Boyana Film Studios has been fortunate to welcome "The X Factor" - winner Joe McElderry, director Nigel Dick and Sony Music representatives as they shot the new music video in support of Joe McElderry's new single "Ambitions" here on our New York streets and Roman set.

13/08/2010 Today "The Expendables" smashes it's way onto the world stage
Nu Boyana Film Studios SFX department and Worldwide FX studio had the honour of making all the visual and some of the special effects for "The Expendables" which is rated as the top adventure and action feature film by IMDb.

"New Balance" commercial shot at Nu Boyana
New Balance's advert for its reliable and strong sport's shoes was filmed this month on New York streets at Nu Boyana Film Studios.

"Yoplait" commercial directed by Shahar Segal at Nu Boyana
Shahar Segal directed his latest comercial for "Yoplait" in the unique Roman set at Nu Boyana Film Studios.

New Carlo Carley movie
Nu Boyana Film Studios is hosting the preproduction of the remake of the legendary De Sicca movie "Il Generale Della Rovere" which is being directed by the well known Italian director Carlo Carley. He is working in conjunction with Produzioni Internazionali Srl

L'Oreal/Garnier comercial at Nu Boyana
Nu Boyana Film Studios is hosting the new commercial for L'Oreal/Garnier which is being directed by Marcus Nispel and has the appearance of well known models from Paris,Italy and Brazil

Kostas Maroudis and "Vitaline" at Nu Boyana
Kostas Maroudis has just finished filming a new comercial for "Vitaline" which involved ballet dancers from the Bulgarian National Opera.

 



 

Shooting in Bulgaria

Bulgaria the home of “Orpheus” and the “Thracian Kings”, the center of the Ancient World  and 5000 years of history.

Why here

Bulgaria is now one of Europe's hottest spots for film production, travel and  vacation.

When it comes to choosing your next film location, several factors combine in making it a preferred shooting destination:

  • Highly experienced and motivated crews.
  • Scenic locations – towering mountains, wide open planes, crystal clear rivers and lakes, spectacular sandy beaches and coastline. Urban locations, a wide variety of architecture, from the very old to the very new.
  • Low film production costs - as much as 30% lower than Central European production costs and substantially below those in the Western part of the continent, USA, South Africa or Israel.
  • Our ability to build cost-effectively high-quality sets is unparalleled. We also guarantee local VAT refund.
  • Short direct flights from most European capitals.
  • Member of the EU with rapidly growing economy and improving infrastructure.
  • Good transportation services and wide choice of excellent accommodation possibilities.
  • High level of safety and friendly attitude of people.
  • A predominant number of people speak fluent English and other languages.

 

 

Tax credits / Incentives

  • Low film production costs - Tipically 30% Lower than Central European production costs and substantially below those of USA and South Africa 
  • Local VAT refund is guaranteed
  • Benefits of the Bulgarian Tax preferences and Tax credit regime
  • Bulgaria has a flat rate of 10%  for personal and corporate income Tax which is the lowest in Europe
  • It is expected that Local Tax incentives and discounts up to 30%  will come into effect from September 2010

Work Visas

Cast and crew who do not hold Bulgarian or European Union passports require a work permit.

Location scouting requires only a tourist visa as applicable to your nationality.

Visitor Visas

Many countries have visa waiver agreements for visits of up to three months. These are essentially tourist visas suitable for tasks such as location scouting.

 

General Information

National name: Republic of Bulgaria
Official language: Bulgarian
Alphabet: Cyrillic
Capital: Sofia
Area: 110,994 sq km/ 42,855sq mi
Population: 7.36 million
Time difference: GMT +1
Currency: Bulgarian Leva(BGN)

Important phone numbers

International Telephone code: + 359 ( city code) + phone number
Police: 166
Medical emergency:  150
Fire service: 160
Road assistance: 146

 

Holidays-non working days 

January 1  - New Year 
March 3 – National Liberation Day
May 1  - International Labor Day 
Orthodox Easter – from Good Friday to the second day of Easter
May 6 – St George’s Day
May 24 – Day of the Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slav Letters
September 6 – Unification Day
September 22 - Independence Day
December 24-26 – Christmas

 

Visas: General Informations

Bulgaria and the European Union’s Common Visa Policy. Since 1 January 2007 the Republic of Bulgaria has been applying the European Union’s Common Visa Policy, subject to the terms of the Accession Treaty.

Visa-free regime for holders of Schengen visas for a stay of up to 90 days

Currently Bulgaria issues national visas only. Those visas do not give their holders the right to enter the Schengen area.

Many counries have visa waiver agreements for visits of up to three months. These are essentially tourist visas suitable for tasks such as location scouting.

  • Work Visas 

Cast and crew who do not hold Bulgarian or European Union passports require a work permit which is easy to obtain.

  • How to obtain

For up date information on visa requirements, please visit the  web site of The Diplomatic Mission of Bulgaria in your country

 

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