The force is certainly with Dubrovnik, the news that the eighth episode of Star Wars is to be filmed in the city has sparked discussion about the possible construction of a film studio in Dubrovnik. With international productions, such as the Game of Thrones, regularly coming to the city the building of a film studio seems the next logical step.
The Mayor of Dubrovnik, Andro Vlahusic, met with representatives of Lucasfilm last week and the possibility of a film studio in Dubrovnik was brought up. “At a meeting in San Francisco the potential of Dubrovnik as a film centre was discussed, since Star Wars is the greatest, but not the only movie or series that will be filmed in our city. The next step is to find a location near the city to build a film studio,” commented the City of Dubrovnik spokesperson Petar Ipsic for seebiz.com. Adding that Lucasfilm showed interest in this idea and expressed the importance of co-operation with Dubrovnik on a long-term basis.
The marketing opportunities of Star Wars filming in Dubrovnik are huge. The eighth episode of Star Wars will be filmed from the 9th to the 16th of March and will be located at five different areas of Dubrovnik. In San Francisco Vlahusic met with several leaders of the company, such as Lynne Hale, the Vice President of the company in charge of public relations, and Lori Aultman, the Lucasfilm Vice President for Finance and Planning.
The premiere of the eighth episode of the series "Star Wars" is scheduled for the 15th of December 2017. Look forward to seeing Dubrovnik landmarks featured in this sci-fi spectacle.