The mayor welcomes the team of the TV series 'Fugitiva'
The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, accompanied by the manager of the Visit Benidorm Foundation, Leire Bilbao, and the general secretary of Hosbec, Nuria Montes, welcomed this afternoon the team of Grupo Ganga production company, which during the next weeks will record in the city different sequences for 'Fugitiva', the TVE series starring Paz Vega, and in which Julio Bracho, Roberto Álamo, Mercedes Sampietro participate.
The mayor wanted to greet the technical and artistic team that will work in Benidorm for six weeks in various locations such as Dynastic, Levante Club or Deloix hotels, as well as in points of the city center, the beach or the surroundings of Serra Gelada.
This production, in which the Consistory has been working for months through the Film Office department, and with the direct collaboration of HOSBEC and Visit Benidorm Foundation, is in the words of the mayor, "a great opportunity to take advantage of the impact that the television series are having in the tourist destinations through the indirect promotion of their locations ".
The recording of 9 of the 10 chapters of the series is not only going to become a publicity claim of the municipality in 'prime time', but also will mean an indirect investment of more than 600,000 euros through the overnight stays - around 2,500, and contracts with companies, technicians - around 40 - and figuration. In fact, 1,500 Benidorm people participate as 'extras' in the series.
The mayor stressed "the great economic and human effort that, on the occasion of this production, has been made from the institutions and from local companies, to which I thank for their total involvement, convinced that this bet will be a success" .
At the break of one of the sequences that are being recorded this week on the set installed in the pool of Levante Club Hotel, the mayor shared a few minutes with the Direction and Production team of 'Fugitiva', with Paz Vega and with part of the cast of the series.