The director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld, presented concrete attendance figures for guests from South Korea, which has grown by more than 800% in the past five years after filming the hit reality show ‘Romantic’, and said:”Film tourism is especially important as a year-round product that can significantly affect the extension of the tourist season. Namely, the promotion of destinations on film is one of the most cost-effective forms of promotion, especially when it comes to movies and TV series watched by millions of viewers around the world. Therefore, the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb will support the work of the Zagreb Film Office and we are looking forward to its establishment because it will further work on the development of film tourism in the capital of the Republic of Croatia.” Bienenfeld concluded. In addition to the economic, it is also a significant tourist potential “We have been entrusted with an important task and we will do our best to meet expectations. In the next few years, we want to be side by side with cities such as Vienna, Prague and Budapest, which have had their film offices for years and which are already of great help to us with their advice and experience. I believe that Zagreb has a very great potential for film and TV shooting, and as the whole world is watching more and more different forms of ‘video content’, I think we have a great film future ahead of us. “, said Mia Pećina Drašković, the new director of the Film Office of the City of Zagreb, otherwise a producer with more than 20 years of experience and as many as four won prestigious American Emmy Television Awards. The Zagreb Film Office will be the first and basic contact for all productions in the city of Zagreb, and will coordinate with all other administrative, accompanying, economic and tourist segments. The basic goals of the Film Office are assistance in obtaining permits for filming, ie coordination between the competent authorities of the city and domestic and foreign productions, and world promotion of Zagreb as a recognizable and attractive film destination for filming, series and commercials. The promotion of Croatia has so far been done excellently by HAVC, especially through their program ‘Filming in Croatia ‘ which, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Finance, approves 25% of the reimbursement of production costs incurred in Croatia by qualified productions. Recognizing the great economic and tourist potential in the realization of domestic and foreign film and TV projects, the City of Zagreb launched the Film Office, within the Zagreb Film Institution. This type of promotion will take place primarily through the official website of the Office, where you will be able to find all film employees in Zagreb (after registering), production companies and a large selection of photos with potential locations for filming. Also, private owners of houses, apartments, yards, restaurants and other attractive locations will have the opportunity to advertise their location via the website for potential filming. In addition, Zagreb will be promoted annually, in cooperation with HAVC and other film offices in Croatia, by participating in professional gatherings, film festivals and markets. The main task of the Film Office is to facilitate communication between production companies and all city and competent offices that issue permits and permits for filming in Zagreb, which includes Zagreb Holding, all offices of the City of Zagreb, police, firefighters, ambulance and others. World productions rather choose cities where they know that there is professional city support for the very complicated process of TV and film production, because more than 300 professionals work on one film and in most cases it is shot in many locations. With the Film Office, this process is facilitated and accelerated and the city becomes even more interesting for all forms of filming. The promotion of Zagreb in the world as a desirable destination for filming films, series and commercials, more precisely all types of audiovisual works, is the second main task of the Film Office.
The Broward County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is hosting a Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Broward County to understand both the reality and the impact that human trafficking currently generates in the county.To identify key findingsThe event will identify key findings to serve as the foundation for recommendations to increase public awareness and collaboration among essential partners. The information gathered from this roundtable will be shared with the Board of County Commissioners.Florida ranks thirdBased on the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Florida ranks third in the nation (after California and Texas) for human trafficking.Between April 2016 and April 2017, the Florida Abuse Hotline accepted 173 reports in Broward County concerning allegations of children involved in Human Trafficking and/or Commercial Sexual Exploitation. In 2016, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Child Protective Investigations Section statistics verified 32 cases as human trafficking.Every family, regardless of education, income or where they live, could become a victim.Wednesday, Oct 18The roundtable will be held on Wednesday, October 18th, 5-7PM, at the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 301, in Fort Lauderdale. The roundtable is free and open to the public.The Commission on the Status of Women serves in an advisory capacity to the Broward County Commission and through education and advocacy, identifies and helps resolve economic, health and social issues facing women in our community. For more information, visit Broward.org/Statuswomen or follow on Twitter.com/Browardwomen and like them on Facebook.About Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional StandardsThe Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards investigates complaints of alleged discrimination filed by employees or applicants to Broward County on the basis of race, color, region, sex, national origin, age, disability and retaliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status and political affiliation. The Office is also responsible for monitoring the County’s affirmative action and equal employment opportunity efforts. Discrimination issues from the general public are handled by the Human Rights Section. Call 954-357-7800 for more information. Residents invited to Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation roundtable read more
Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “We expect him to make a full recovery. Particularly with the timing of doing it now, being able to resume baseball activity in January – there’s no long-term concerns,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“I think the arm thing happens. It’s something that could be unfortunately a little fluke-ish and maybe more likely at a position where you’re throwing more. So maybe that position adds a little more risk but it’s kind of fluke-ish on the position-player side who has to deal with it. Again, everything we understand about the hip condition and the corrective surgery he’s had, he should make a full recovery. He’s been a good shortstop and should be a good shortstop again.”The Dodgers do not consider this year’s hip and elbow surgeries as well as minor knee and back injuries over the first three years of Seager’s big-league career red flags about his ability to hold up to the wear and tear of playing shortstop every day, Zaidi said.“Everybody’s health and career takes a different path,” the GM said. “To be able to take care of these things both at the same time and be at full strength going into next year, we don’t have any concerns.”The picture could change significantly in the offseason in the unlikely event the Dodgers re-sign free-agent-to-be Manny Machado. That would give the Dodgers a glut of left-side infielders – Machado, Seager and Justin Turner. A position switch for Seager might be viewed differently in that light – but the Dodgers would not consider moving Seager simply “because of health concerns,” according to Zaidi. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire OAKLAND — Corey Seager has had two major surgeries in the past three months – two more than most 24-year-old shortstops.Three months into his recovery from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Seager underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip Tuesday. The Dodgers insist the dual surgeries should not affect Seager’s ability to get ready for the 2019 season.“As I understand it, when he comes to (spring training) camp, he should be a full participant,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday.The larger question is what this summer of surgical repair means for Seager’s career going forward and whether the 6-foot-4, 220-pound shortstop might be better served moving to another position that is slightly less demanding. “Almost everybody on this team plays multiple positions,” he said. “He has played third base in the past and played it well. He could probably play the right side of the infield too if it made sense. I don’t think we would view that any differently than we viewed it with any other guys. Just the ability to move around creates more options and makes the roster more flexible and functional.”HUDSON OUTBefore Tuesday’s game, the Dodgers placed right-hander Daniel Hudson on the DL with right forearm tightness. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.Hudson has made 38 appearances for the Dodgers this season (third on the team behind Kenley Jansen and Scott Alexander) with a 3.92 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 43-2/3 innings.Venditte has been recalled from Triple-A six times this season but has made only eight appearances with the Dodgers, allowing four runs and a .364 batting average in 4-1/3 innings.REHAB ROUNDUPLeft-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (groin) made his second rehab start Tuesday night, this time with the OKC Dodgers. Ryu threw 71 pitches over five innings, allowing one run on five hits and striking out three.Left-hander Julio Urias (shoulder) has made two appearances in the Arizona Summer League and his fastball has “touched 93 (mph),” according to Roberts. The Dodgers are optimistic that Urias can return in September to pitch in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen and Roberts said Urias could move his rehab to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga at some point this week.Right-hander Yimi Garcia pitched a scoreless inning in the ASL over the weekend, starting his rehab assignment after missing a month with forearm inflammation.ALSORight-hander Ariel Hernandez was claimed on waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. Hernandez, 26, was acquired by the Dodgers in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds in April but designated for assignment last week when the Dodgers needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for John Axford. Hernandez’s career-long control problems continued with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He walked 20 in 25-1/3 innings there.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 5-5, 2.55 ERA) at A’s (RHP Mike Fiers, 7-6, 3.48 ERA), Wednesday, 7:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), MLB Network (out of market only)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more