Turkey is an ATA* Carnet Country. This can be useful information for the productions who will bring in film equipment. Turkey has all the requirement for productions ( studio/location/aerial). If any specific/precise filming equipments are needed, importing is easy and Turkey is located very closed to major European production centers.
There are numerous equipment rental firms that could be recommended by your local fixer. One option is Orion Lighting and Camera which has a wide range of digital, 35mm and 16mm cameras. Orion also has three studios, all of which have dimensions: 24m x 17m x 6.3m.
Turkish crews are plentiful and there are also some Directors, DOPs and art directors. An added bonus in Turkey is that Istanbul is home to post-production houses like 1000 Volt, which is equipped to provide telecine, editing, vfx, animation, 3D stereoscopy and audio. Also at the cutting edge of post-production in Turkey is Mojo, well-known for its VFX and animation work. In terms of casting, Turkey has a variety of ethnic & cultural looks available. (kftv)
*The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that allows the holder to temporarily (up to one year) import goods without payment of normally applicable duties and taxes, including value-added taxes. The Carnet eliminates the need to purchase temporary import bonds. So long as the goods are re-exported within the allotted time frame, no duties or taxes are due. Failure to re-export all goods listed on the Carnet results in the need to pay the applicable duties. Failure to remit those duties results in a claim from the foreign customs service to the importer’s home country.
The acronym ATA is a combination of French and English phrases “Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission.”