Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 12:06 PM
Morocco is looking to partner with entertainment platform Netflix to sell historical content that evokes aspects of the Moroccan heritage and the lives of the country’s successive sultans, as part of the first preliminary findings from a meeting between Culture, Youth and Communications Minister Mehdi Bensaid and U.S. company officials .
According to informed sources, Morocco has offered content for documentaries on the Kingdom’s history and is banking on the widespread use of the Netflix platform to promote it.
It is also expected that Morocco will open the door for the company’s various cinematographic productions to shoot in Morocco and invest in the opportunities provided by the Kingdom’s nature.
This came at a meeting attended by the Minister of Culture along with the content manager of the platform in the Mina region, in which Morocco focused more on documentaries than drama films, while those in charge of Netflix welcomed the various Moroccan productions.
Hespress sources added that Netflix had raised the complexity of filming procedures in Morocco and the lack of communication from officials, which the minister promised to fix, especially as support for foreign film productions increased from 20% to 30%.