Location Scout Spotlight on the northwest African Kingdom of Morocco
including film office information, facts, news, other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.
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Moroccan Film Commission Missions
The Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM), established on 9 January 1944 and reorganized in 1977 to lead the organization and promotion of the film industry in Morocco. It oversees the application of the laws and regulations concerning all areas of industry. MCC delivers:
Authorizations for filming;
Visas exploitation films;
Exercising permissions producers and distributors (CINEMA, VIDEO, DVD, VCD), operators of cinemas and video stores;
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.
By Rebecca DiLiberto | In the 30-plus years Ridley Scott has been making films, he’s covered all manner of subjects, from fencing to replicants, the Crusades to the drug trade. In his new film “Body of Lies,” Scott examines the role of the CIA in the war on terrorism.
Possibly Locations in Morocco
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco. Arabic name al-Mamlakat al-Maghribiyyah translates to “The Western Kingdom”. Al-Maghrib, or Maghreb, meaning “The West”, is commonly used. The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries. It has Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, and a rugged mountain interior. It has a population of over 32 million and an area of 446,550 km² (710,850 km² with Western Sahara). The political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tetouan, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its rich culture is a blend of Arab, Berber, European and African influences.