Dubai Studio City comes after the creation of Dubai Media City. Both of these zones are part of the super company Dubai Holding. As Toronto and Vancouver, Canada can be considered Hollywood North, Dubai Studio City will certainly be the Hollywood of the Middle East. It will be dedicated to film, television and music production at all levels.
Dubai Studio City will span a massive 22 million square feet across the desert. It will integrate all stages of production. From pre–production, to casting, to filming to post–production ? all of it will be capable of being completed in Dubai Studio City.
There will be Hollywood–style sets, sound stages and back lots to rival the infamous Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California. Workers at all levels will be congregating in DSC, from actors to directors to set designers to costume designers; all of them will find work in this haven.
At the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in 2006 the aspirations of Dubai Studio City were made known. The director of Dubai Media City said the he hoped that there could be an integration of the massive Indian film industry into Dubai Studio City. This would be a big step forward for DSC if they were to get business from the Indian film industry, the world?s largest film industry, surpassing the United States in the amount of movies released each year.
But wait, there?s even more to Dubai Studio City. Not only will Dubai Studio City serve as a home for talent, it will serve as the birthplace and educational institution for talent. There will be residential areas for workers and staff, cinemas, amphitheatres and film schools.