Academy award-winning American film director Oliver Stone arrived in Budapest on Friday to hold a master class.
Mr. Stone, invited by the Hungarian National Film Fund and website film.hu, was greeted at the airport by fellow Hollywood legend and Government Commissioner for the Hungarian film industry Andrew G. Vajna. Oliver Stone will hold presentations about his filmmaking methods at the Puskin Cinema on 21 and 22 September, mainly for students of the Hungarian University of Theatre and Film Arts. His latest film, Savages, will be shown during the visit and he will discuss it in detail with the participants of the master class. Future guests of a planned series of master courses will include internationally renowned directors Alan Parker and Luc Besson, as well as writer Joe Eszterhas.
In 2007, Korda Film Studios, a mammoth complex of sound stages near Budapest, was inaugurated with the help of Government Commissioner Vajna and international productions such as Hellboy II: The Golden Army, directed by Guillermo del Toro and TV series The Borgias, starring Jeremy Irons were shot there. The latest major Hollywood production filmed in Hungary was Die Hard 5 (A Good Day to Die Hard), which took place between April and August 2012 featuring Bruce Willis in the leading role.
(Prime Minister’s Office)