Usti nad Labem, North Bohemia, Aug 20 (CTK) – The Usti Region is setting up its film office that will attract film makers and tourists to the area, the region’s spokeswoman Lucie Dosedelova has told CTK.

She said the regional authorities want to use film to turn attention to interesting places in northern Bohemia and show the region from a different perspective.

The office can play the role of the mediator for film producers, recommend attractive locations to them, help negotiate conditions for the film-making, gain the required permissions for shooting and provide for various services.

A network of towns, villages, institutions and owners open to cooperation with film makers will be developed step by step, Dosedelova said.

She said the region wants to support film tourism thanks to which places connected with the making of fairy tales, TV series and other films are popular among tourists.

Some other Czech regions have already established a film office.

The interest in shooting films in northern Bohemia has recently been increasing.

An old mill in the Bohemian Switzerland national park is known from the famous Czech fairy story Proud Princess (1952). Film producers repeatedly go to the chateaux Ploskovice and Libochovice. Recently, some parts of the Chronicles of Narnia series were shot in Tisa near Usti nad Labem, with a romantic scenery of sandstone rocks.