Both productions received financial support from Film Location Austria, which offers a production incentive worth up to 25% of the local spend for projects that shoot for at least five days on location in Austria, up to an upper limit of Euros1.5 million ($1.65 million). “Mission: Impossible” received Euros750,000 ($824,000) against a local spend of Euros3 million ($3.3 million), while “Spectre” received Euros1.5 million ($1.65 million), against a local spend of Euros 6 million ($6.59 million). The funding for “Spectre” came both from Film Location Austria, and regional funds.
“Mission: Impossible” shot a number of sequences in the Austrian capital, Vienna, last year, the most spectacular of which was on the roof of the Vienna State Opera, which was also the venue of the movie’s world premiere last week. The shoot involved shutting down the busy down-town area around the opera house.
“Spectre” shot in two mountainous regions of Austria, Styria and Tyrol, where the film’s winter sequences were shot.
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