Author(s): Gül ŞİMŞEK, Ahmet GÜVEN

Creative economies are defined as the sectors, which foundations are skill, talent and creativity, and produce high added value products. Creative industry sectors in the reports related to creative economy created by United Nations expressed as the powerful machines of economic development and commerce, particularly in developing countries. Today, this trend in creative sectors, which have a considerable employee rate in many cities throughout the World, continues to increase. With the years of the 1990s, shares of creative sectors in the economy have increased in many countries owing to the effects of creating added value and revitalizing the labor market. This trend affects the economic and social structure of cities in Turkey and transforms urban space, notably in metropolises. On that sense, creative industries attract the attention of the institutions and organizations at various levels that aim to bring cities to the desired level in an economic, social and spatial sense. In other words, the planning phase of development goals through the culture has been increasingly taking place in the agenda of stakeholders under the roofs of various foundations those are closely involved with decisions at the level of country, region and city. The same condition is true also for the film industry as one of the sectors that attract attention in our country and in the world recently. In this study; Midwood Film Studio Complex, which is under construction in ?stanbul Büyükçekmece and planned to open in October 2018, is evaluated in terms of creative economy and film industry. The study is conducted by monitoring the growth trend of the film industry in the World through the literature and carrying out an in-depth interview about the evolution process and potentials of the Midwood Project. When the findings are evaluated; it is considered that Midwood would play an active role in the film studio network in the World because of its geographical location, infrastructure potentials, collaborative business model and the integrated viewpoint for the sector.


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