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Game of Thrones and Dig film in Croatia

Game of Thrones and Dig film in CroatiaIn the first week of September, filming began at several locations in Croatia on the new series of Game of Thrones and US mini-series Dig.

Last week in Split, the shooting of Game of Thrones season five began. The series, which garnered four Emmy awards including production design, costumes, FX prosthesis and visual effects, will also shoot in Šibenik and Dubrovnik.

Season five retells the events described in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, the fourth and fifth book from the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. This is the fourth season in a row to be filmed on location in Croatia.. The production service company involved is Embassy Films from Dubrovnik; filming will be wrapped up around 5 October.

The first slate of season one of the new American mini-series Dig also shot in the region. Dig is a six-episode show following an American FBI agent investigating a murder in Jerusalem, but discovering a 2000 year-old plot.

Due to the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the shooting was transferred to Croatia; Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik will stand in for the Jerusalem locations where the story takes place.

A month ago, the New Mexico Film Office announced that part of the production will also take place in Albuquerque.

Shooting on Dig in Croatia is planned to finish by 16 September, and the service producer for this series is also Embassy Films.

The series’ producers applied for Croatian Audiovisual Centre’s incentive measures, making it possible for foreign productions to get a return of up to 20% of the amount spent in Croatia on filming needs.
 

To find out more about filming in Croatia or its tax incentive, please check out our production guide here.