Woody Allen snubs Spain after production pressures

28th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 November 2007, Madrid - American filmmaker Woody Allen will be shooting future Mediapro projects "neither in Catalonia, nor in Spain," the production company's president Jaume Roures explained yesterday.

28 November 2007

Madrid - American filmmaker Woody Allen will be shooting future Mediapro projects "neither in Catalonia, nor in Spain," the production company's president Jaume Roures explained yesterday.

Roures described a tense situation which unfolded during the recent filming of <i>Vicky Cristina Barcelona</i> in Barcelona. During shooting, the opposition Popular Party (PP) accused the city's Socialist mayor of "acting like there was nothing in the world but Woody Allen."

Roures insisted that his production company was given the same financial benefits and incentives as any other company producing films in Spain, denying claims that Allen was given special treatment.

He also stated that of Allen's two upcoming collaborations with Mediapro, both originally scheduled for Spain, one will be shot in San Francisco and the other outside Spain, due to "the pressure put on us this year, which was miserable."

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