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Greek First-Time Producers Behind ‘The Outpost’ Score Smash Hit

The epic Afghanistan war film "The Outpost", which premiered on streaming and VOD on July 3, has been a smash hit since the July 4 holiday weekend. Starring Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, and Caleb Landry Jones, "The Outpost" was a...

Greek-American John Kalafatis Partners With Nu Boyana to Open Studios in Thessaloniki

The CEO of New York-based York Studios, John Kalafatis, has partnered with Nu Boyana to open brand new state-of-the-art film stages in Thessaloniki. The Greek government has enacted a great film incentive for both US and international movies looking to shoot...

Greek-Led York Films to Release Afghanistan War Thriller ‘The Outpost’

York Films, a bicoastal American production company led by John Kalafatis, Tommy Vlahopoulos, and Joanna Kalafatis, recently co-produced a new Afghanistan war film titled "The Outpost". York worked with Millennium Films in the project, set to be released in...

Greek Americans Conquer the Highest Peak in Africa

Greek-Americans John and Joanna Kalafatis, along with their team from Spring Scaffolding, recently reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania, conquering the 19,341 ft. mountain, the highest in Africa. John Kalafatis is used to heights, however, both...

Exclusive: A Greek-American is Building the Largest Movie Studio in New York City

After creating four giants in New York City’s construction sector, serial-entrepreneur John Kalafatis, has started the development of a hundred-million-dollar movie studio in the Big Apple, tapping into the city’s booming movie-industry.

John Kalafatis to Construct the Largest Movie Soundstage in New York

  York Studios, which currently has a 40,000-square-foot lot in Maspeth, New York, had a groundbreaking ceremony today in the Bronx, where it will construct a sprawling gated complex with several production areas and soundstages, including the biggest soundstage in...

12 Greeks that Inspired Us in 2013

2013 was a tough year marked by disasters and negative news. During this difficult time, some people managed to shine in their respective fields and realize their dreams while helping the world become a better place. Here, we present...