The best Central European location for film production is Budapest, which features the largest, most modern, and best-equipped stages. The two largest studio complexes are the Korda Studio and the Origo Studio (the former a $140 million project, the latter a $104 million project.) The Origo Studio also provides film development and processing as well as other ultramodern post-production facilities.
Progressive Productions has a strong and long standing relationship with these studios and our partners are able to reserve any of these studios through us.
In the past, Budapest’s biggest regional competition for film & television production was Prague. This trend has now been overturned thanks to a unique subsidy guarantee for foreign productions shooting locally - a 25% production rebate for all money spent within the country. As a result of Hungary’s rebate program, more feature films have been produced in Budapest than in Prague in the past decade.
Although this government subsidy does not apply to commercials, the fact that production costs in Prague have increased considerably ensures that Budapest now proves more attractive in terms of production costs and infrastructure.