Amman, 9 April 2017
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) received the “Outstanding Film Commission” Award, last night, at the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards, that took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles – California.
The event honors the outstanding and creative international contributions of location professionals and film commissions in seven categories of film, television and commercials. The RFC has earned this award for the American science fiction film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, directed by Gareth Edwards, that was shot in Wadi Rum in 2015.
The award was handed to the RFC’s Managing Director, George David, who thanked LMGI saying: “This great honor is not only an acknowledgment for the Royal Film Commission – Jordan, but also an acknowledgment for all film commissions for what they offer in terms of incentives, location scouts, or permits.”
David emphasized that “this achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the immense support of HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Founder of the RFC and President of the Board of Commissioners, as well as HRH Princess Rym Ali, Member of the Board of Commissioners at the RFC. And it wouldn’t have been possible without the professionalism of the Jordanian film crew and the dedication of the RFC’s staff.”
It is worth noting that the RFC, nominated for the third year in a row, is the only Arab film commission among the nominees for the “Outstanding Film Commission” category this year.
As part of the RFC’s efforts to provide the necessary support and comprehensive production services for foreign, Arab and local productions as well as to support filming in Jordan, it facilitated the shoot of 11 feature narrative films in 2015, including "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". In 2016, four feature narrative films were shot in Jordan, in addition to dozens of short narratives and long and short documentaries.
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About The Royal Film Commission – Jordan:
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) is a public institution, with administrative and financial autonomy, established in 2003 with a mandate to promote for and contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry. The RFC organizes training workshops, screenings and provides production support services.