Dubai Studio City, a member of Tecom Investments, yesterday launched the DSC Market, an online marketplace for film production, photography and ancillary services. The portal serves as a virtual souk for industry professionals from around the world to trade.
The website connects people to places, sellers to buyers and companies to individuals, DSC said in a statement. Dubai Studio City is the main service provider for DSC Market to facilitate e-procurement activities, enabling both buyers and suppliers to conduct business online. It is a match-making market between film productions and any other party that supplies related products and services.
Open to global businesses and members of the general public, visitors to DSCMarket.com are invited to place their products or list their talent free of charge. Ranging from equipment and stage props to pictures of homes and locations ideal for film shoots, DSC Market extends the opportunity to post details of talented pets, antique items, vehicles and a variety of services, which can benefit film and production professionals.
The objective of this initiative is to be the first place of choice for any production house that seeks to post a production requirement or source items.
Dr Amina Al Rustamani, Executive Director of Media, Tecom Investments, said: “DSC Market reflects Dubai’s vision to evolve as a global marketplace in the virtual world, too. As online business transactions gain momentum, Dubai, which hosts one of the world’s largest free trade zones for IT enterprises, offers huge potential for this sector.
“We believe our latest initiative will lay a solid foundation that complements the UAE’s exponential development, particularly in the broadcast and film production sector.”
Dubai Studio City launches online market