News Summary: Film company plans Abu Dhabi studio

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Posted: May 21, 2012 1:49 PM
News Summary: Film company plans Abu Dhabi studio

THE NEWS: Digital Domain Media Group, an American special effects company behind "Transformers" and the Tupac Shakur hologram, is setting up a studio in Abu Dhabi.

THE DETAILS: Abu Dhabi, which is accelerating efforts to become a media hub, is providing $100 million in grants for the project, which will eventually employ about 500 people in the emirate.

THE GOAL: Digital Domain expects to begin hiring immediately and start work at the studio by early next year. The aim is to produce animated feature films, visual effects and other content both for the region and for international productions.