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LA Times: Filmmakers Are Swept Away by Romania

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 5, 2005 at 7:41AM

Along the route to MediaPro Studios, packs of feral dogs wander unpaved streets, children as young as 7 beg for handouts, and some government buildings still bear the bullet scars of the 1989 revolution. But for a growing cadre of Hollywood producers, the drive is becoming as familiar as a trip to the Universal Studios back lot. Romania is proving such a great value that Canada, once the top money-saving film destination, is feeling the squeeze. John Horn reports.
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Along the route to MediaPro Studios, packs of feral dogs wander unpaved streets, children as young as 7 beg for handouts, and some government buildings still bear the bullet scars of the 1989 revolution. But for a growing cadre of Hollywood producers, the drive is becoming as familiar as a trip to the Universal Studios back lot. Romania is proving such a great value that Canada, once the top money-saving film destination, is feeling the squeeze. John Horn reports.





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