Borisov, Schwarzenegger Talk Film Industry on 'Expendables 2' Set

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Bulgaria: Borisov, Schwarzenegger Talk Film Industry on 'Expendables 2' Set Arnold Schwarzenegger (right) with Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov (middle) and Nu Boyana CEO David Varod on the set of "The Expendables 2". The sequel to the hit Hollywood action is being shot in Sofia. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and movie-star-turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have voiced a shared opinion that the film industry is a great tool for boosting economic development.

Borisov and Schwarzenegger met Monday at the Nu Boyana Film Studios, where "The Expendables 2" is being shot.

The meeting was also attended by Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov and Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov.

"I am very happy to be in Bulgaria and that we have such good relations. Avi Lerner (producer and Nu Image/Millennium Films CEO - editor's note) has been making films all his life and he has great faith in this country. This is why we are here", Schwarzenegger said, expressing his satisfaction with the working conditions offered.

Elaborating on the benefits for the economy from developing the film industry, PM Borisov stressed the government's contributions for the results achieved in the sphere over the past two years.

"Something long-forgotten has happened - film tickets get sold out, theater-goers have to wait for 2-3 months to be able to see a performance. A very good generation of Bulgarian actors is growing up, Bulgarian TV series are experiencing a revival, and your presence here helps to draw even more attention to Bulgarian cinema", Borisov stated.

Borisov explained that, by sharing their impressions of Bulgaria, celebrities like Schwarzenegger and his colleagues altered foreign stereotypes of the country and brought it new fame.

In the course of the talks, Schwarzenegger showed interest in visiting the excavation works for the construction of an underground history museum in downtown Sofia displaying the city's ancient and medieval history.

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hercules - 11 Oct 2011 // 17:12:39

Sherlock Holmes the master of deduction you are not…. I criticized the GERB FM and all of a sudden I’m a communist, in love with Russia and a BSP member.

What are you on, maybe we can share it?

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 16:04:11

:) ok, i see we dont have anything to discuss because you cannot come up with anything new
and outstanding about Russia, please think about it

but its good to see BSP has duty officers in this forum too

propaganda goes well, ah?

hercules - 11 Oct 2011 // 15:50:51

The same boring crap only a different subject … People like you always pontificate about nothing that’s of real importance, only to youself…..

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 15:39:21

but y suffer, i suggest all communists to move to Russia
where the most beautiful women are, the best president of all is :) I cant come up with more to enlist because communists havent claim yet anything else but we will surely know soon

best non-democracy i guess ? :)

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 15:32:06

please save me the part of being tolerant to crime :) your favourite topic

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 15:30:45


y not try call me a racist, or it will be difficult since i appreciate all races, unlike probably you?

i never heard xenofobia to be the name of people who has tact and dislike people who dont, is this a communist invention or something?

hercules - 11 Oct 2011 // 13:43:21


Well, its makes a refreshing change on this forum to have a xenophobic communist hater, along with the normal Turkish, Muslim, and Roma racists.


wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 12:20:27

I really dont like to attack people like this but they make a lot of effort to deserve it being completely unpolite to their opponents, i might say rude most of the time... all the time

their behaviour is offending and disgraceful

and also if they have some sort of a vision of really how things nd people have to be... i dont like how they turn people to be, if this is the result of their efforts, i dont like what they are doing, where they wanna go, and the lies they use

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 12:00:16

:) i feel like you have such desires too

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 11:57:21

but i have a lot of suppositions that everywhere is all the same, some idiots try to take over ppls desire for a better word,

i dont know haow the biggest critins cope to gether around communist causes, if there are a few
sensible persons there they would be a minority for sure

i bet that BUlgarian communists are near to euphoria state for the ''vision'' of a world idiocy-cracy

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 11:51:45


Bulgarian communists = low iQ, low culture, low selfesteem, no easthetics, no ethics

i dont know how it is in the world

hercules - 11 Oct 2011 // 11:30:06


Where have you been in deep space?

The communist’s are taking over the world by peaceful means and it’s not the Stalinist version but comes from the East !

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 09:44:34

i see i am yet not deleted :))

after showing Putin and Russian models to us, they could show us also the Russian countryside (Ruskaya derevnya), I bet bg communists are gonna love it, i actually propose they leave for it... for example for Sibirq it would be too cold for me but for them, just excellent, like evrything about their Matushka

wildberry - 11 Oct 2011 // 09:20:28

total offtopic:

whats up guys? i havent been around fro long, i dontt remeber my previous registration, i see the forum is a little bit fct up. and not as cool as before and has a lot of bugs

i want to share my sincere disappointment of Bulgarian media - all red and BSP, and writing news exclusively about Russia, Putin and Russian models, I hope they dont ban me here (like on other places) for this observation,

sorry im not very much interested in the main Bulgarian news topic

and hope here i woudlne find BSP agent provocateurs although there would be, they would be here


its pitty that the English can no longer stop them, such a shame, so you cant get rid of them, and most of all - theyr unbearable stupidity

its just all around

i hope at least this forum and news site to be spared by communist invasion and undeserved critics of the Cabinet, but i doubt

bulgarian communists are so stupid that they can make anyone leave, first the forums in Bulgaria, second comes Bulgaria too i guess and then they cry the clever leave,

"yes, they leave because of you, allways, your funny lies"

end of offtopic

lets see if ill be deleted :)

Al - 10 Oct 2011 // 21:16:20

The article says: "Borisov explained that, by sharing their impressions of Bulgaria, celebrities like Schwarzenegger and his colleagues altered foreign stereotypes of the country and brought it new fame."

Rambo and the Terminator altering stereotypes of Bulgaria?

You are a funny guy, Uncle B.

But we still love you.


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