Disney conquers Kazakhstan

The agreement to the Almaty Film Festival
Disney conquers Kazakhstan
21 September 10:22 2018 Print This Article


Walt Disney’s Commonwealth of Independent States’ (CIS) office is enthusiastic about Kazakhstan’s draft law “On cinema”. Disney cooperate with the country by assisting filmmakers and the local dubbing industry.

The Disney delegation held a series of negotiations with Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly and the Bolashak Corporate Fund during its visit to the capital on the eve of the Almaty Film Festival.

The company, along with other world-famous film studios such as Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros, will be ready to cooperate closer with Kazakhstan once the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) passes the law, said Mukhamediuly.

The draft law suggests providing full financial support, covering the entire estimated cost, for socially important films including children’s movies and social, animated and debut films.

Bolashak proposed amendments to the draft law to create better tax preference conditions for distributing organisations.

With Bolashak’s direct engagement and support, 25 foreign films have been dubbed in Kazakh to date, most released by Disney. Dubbing a foreign film into Kazakh costs $150,000.

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