Korean Film “The Negotiations” to Resume Filming in Jordan
Amman – 8 July 2020
A Korean film crew arrived to Jordan at Queen Alia International Airport on Saturday 5th July, in preparation for the shoot of a feature-length narrative “The Negotiations”.
The film is scheduled to start its shoot by mid-August and scenes will be shot in different locations in the Kingdom. The production flew overseas back to Jordan after it had suspended its activities in the country in March, with the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The foreign cast and crew will abide by the filming guidelines, which the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) issued last month, specifically for the audio-visual sector detailing safety and precautionary measures. These guidelines aim to secure a secure working, taking into consideration the health regulations implemented in the country.
The RFC has cooperated with various Governmental entities, in particular with The National Center for Security and Crises Management, to make the travel, stay and work of the crew possible. Procedures on set apply to any local or foreign production and are meant to ensure their safety while allowing the industry to operate during these peculiar times.
Mohannad Al-Bakri, the RFC’s Managing Director, commented: “With the current global health situation, the return of such a big production to film in Jordan is a proof that the country is ready and safe enough to open up for filming again. We are very proud that Jordan is today amongst a few other countries in the world, where the audiovisual activity has resumed within a clear system of procedures.”
“The Negotiations” is directed by a leading female auteur of Korean New Wave cinema: Yim Soon-rye. Starring Korean top actors - Hwang Jung-min and Hyun Bin - the story is based on true events in 2007, when 23 Koreans were kidnapped in Afghanistan.
Please visit the RFC’s website to check the audio-visual sector’s guide of filming guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic: http://www.film.jo/Contents/Filming-Procedure.aspx
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For more information, please call: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan Marian Nakho, tel: 06-4642266/ Ext: 23
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