Join the Economic Mission at WATEC Israel 2013...
Across the digital media landscape, the user's experience is evolving, and Israel remains at the forefront of innovation. Because of the high rate of mobile phones per person in Israel (nearly 2 for every citizen), the Israeli new media marketplace is adapting and influencing the interactive environment of entertainment. From "vidgets" to video on demand, Israelis are exploring new and efficient ways to brand and distribute content.
For four our of the past five years in cinema, Israel has produced best foreign picture Oscar nominations.
With such rich cultural narratives to explore, the Israeli government wants to continue to access and build off this energy, and further open the channels between its filming and new media investments and Hollywood.
A competitive film tax incentive of 20% is offered to foreign productions. From production to post, Israel's low-cost, efficient workforce can rival the production value of a major U.S. production.
The diverse landscapes of the compact region of Israel can serve as a backdrop for a variety of genres. In one day, a crew can start a production in an arid desert, film in Tel-Aviv's metropolis and capture a sunset by the sea on the cliffs of Masada by magic hour. Compelling Israeli content has adapted to U.S. broadcast, such as HBO's In Treatment, Showtimes Homeland, and Israeli animation and post-production houses have operated remotely for major studios.
The Economic Mission is eager to help foster along future projects and can help pair prospective productions with crew above and below the line.
Information on tax incentives can be found here.
An interactive company index for film and television can be found here.
An interactive company index for new media companies can be found here.