Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Croatia Filming Locations Are Best Again As Succession Bags 7 Emmys

September 23, 2020 – Following incredible success with Game Of Thrones, Mamma Mia and others, Croatia filming locations prove to be the best again as HBO's Succession wins 7 Emmys

Historic Dubrovnik was always pretty enough to attract people from far and wide. Dubrovnik has a lot of sights to visit. In addition, it offers many activities such as hiking, cycling, sailing, boat ride, Seabob experience etc. But, following its appearance in TV show Game Of Thrones, interest in visiting the walled city went through the roof. Tourists were not the only ones who wanted to come.

HBO drama Succession is just the latest hit to take advantage of the spectacular scenery while filming in Croatia. The show has just bagged no less than seven prestigious Emmy awards for the season partially filmed in Croatia. In the drama series category, it picked up Emmys for Best Leading Male Role, Best Guest Role, Best Casting, Best Directing, Best Screenplay and Best Picture Editing.

10_02_succession_s02-sept20-hbo.jpgCast members filmed aboard a yacht with beautiful Croatia and its Adriatic waters as the backdrop © HBO

The shooting took place over 12 days in July 2019, primarily on a yacht on which the show's central characters, the Roy family, were taking a holiday. The Croatia filming locations used were the waters around Cavtat, Korcula, Mljet and Sipan. The series ventured into more urban areas of Croatia and, for those scenes, filming locations in Zagreb and Rijeka were sourced. The German-built Solandge was the yacht used in the filming and costs as much as $1.1million (£850,000) to rent for one week.

19690220-7610097-Finale_The_second_season_of_Succession_came_to_a_close_on_Sunday-a-69_1571931109237.jpgThe Roy family aboard the yacht Solandge in Croatian waters © HBO

Now in its third season, Succession centres on the dysfunctional Roy family, owners of a global media and hospitality empire. It stars British actor Brian Cox as the ailing family patriarch with Kieran Culkin heading up the otherwise all-American cast. A total of 613 people worked on the shooting of Succession in Croatia, of which 595 were Croatian (161 film workers, three trainees and 431 extras).

20139614-7610097-image-a-72_1571931767347.jpgSolandge is currently one of the most luxurious yachts in the world © Moran Yachts

In recent years, major movies such as Star Wars, Robin Hood and one installment in the long-running James Bond series have joined the likes of Game Of Thrones and Mamma Mia in enjoying Croatia filming locations. However, filming in Croatia goes back much further than that. During the 1970s and early 1980s, no less than three Oscar-winning movies used Croatia filming locations - Fiddler on the Roof (1971), The Tin Drum (1979) and Sophie’s Choice (1982).

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Vis Island Nominated for Best European Film Location for Mamma Mia 2

Vis island, where the summer blockbuster hit ‘Mama Mia! Here We Go Again’ was filmed, has been nominated for this year's European Film Location Award for the best film location in Europe.

Monday, 23 July 2018

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July 23, 2018 - Looking to hit real estate gold? How about a waterfront property on the island where Mamma Mia 2 was filmed?

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Vis, Here We Go Again: NEW Mamma Mia Trailer

An updated trailer for the much anticipated Mamma Mia: Her We Go Again film was released on January 25, 2018.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Mamma Mia Effect: Meet the Lesser-Known Co-Star - Island Vis

"Another one of the big stars – who appears in almost every scene – is the new filming location." The Sun on December 22, 2017.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Croatia in Hollywood: Island of Vis Stars in New 'Mamma Mia 2' Trailer (Video)

The filming of the Hollywood hit made Vis the center of attention this summer.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Mamma Mia’s Move to Croatia Infuriates Greek Government

The Greeks are wondering why a movie taking place in Greece was filmed in Croatia.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

007 Approved: Talented Split Artist Finds Fan in Pierce Brosnan

The artwork of Ana Mardešić is 007 approved.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Spotted: Andy Garcia Enjoys Hajduk Victory at Poljud

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Will the Filming of 'Mamma Mia' Affect the Island of Vis?

The island of Vis is getting ready for the 'Mamma Mia' invasion: after the initial rumours in June, it was recently confirmed that the sequel to the massively popular musical is indeed getting filmed in Croatia, at several locations on Vis island.