Eurovision budget ETV almost 8 million euro

by Sietse Bakker 119 views

7.84 million euro is the budget for ETV to produce the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002. The Estonian Government will cover � 2.24 million (there are some arguments about that), the EBU � 2.88 million.

Television-, sound technique and lighting will cost as much as � 3.13 million. The lighting will cost � 0,43 million. There will be 330 movable, 250 non-movable and spotlight lamps in the Saku Suurhall. A large part of the technology will be rented from Sweden or Denmark. A lot of Estonian products are used too.
The lighting artist is Per Sundin, who also took care of the light in Sweden during the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000.

The stage will cost � 0.49 million. “The first time in Europe”, Rene Vilbre said, ETV's head director and the art director of ESC 2002,“a new video projecting technology is used”. The stage will change its look for every song.

Make-up will cost � 57 500. Estonian TV-makers Union's President Toomas Kirss said that there is a lot of wasting to see in the budget. The technique is much more cheaper than it's shown in the financial plan: “For example, the minute price for the postcards is � 12 800”. “It seems they are making it in a desert, where they must bring even drinking water” he added.

Thanks to Jarmo Siim

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