16 years after the first Government announcement of a National Film Policy, a serious attempt at creating one is finally underway. Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante writes about how the financial incentives for foreign producers and the engagement of local crews may be affected by new policies.
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The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, which was established to provide a financial incentive for productions shooting on location in the country, will be extended for the 2017-2020 funding cycle.
The Production Service Network (PSN) has announced four new partners are joining its worldwide organisation. Malaysia, Serbia, Belgium and Czech Republic will be bringing unique elements to the network which now covers 46 countries worldwide.
The first episode of the BBC’s The Bodyguard has aired this week. The six-part crime drama from the makers of Line of Duty filmed scenes in and around London over a six-month period. Production had to make sure members of the public were not alarmed by the startling scenes during filming.
As the Director of the Vilnius Film Office, Jurate is at the heart of the Lithuania’s relationship with the global production industry.
After announcing late last year that a film incentive programme was in the works, Greece’s Ministry for Digital Policy has confirmed a 25% cash rebate with online applications to be taken from April 16th.
The topics of sustainability and manmade climate change have become commonplace in the discourse of business, politics and general everyday life, and our industry is no exception. We also know that independent production companies alone produce over 20,000 hours of TV in the UK every year! Now that’s a big impact.
The Indian state of Assam has unveiled a new tourism policy which includes a dedicated film incentive programme. Designed to stimulate the local production industry and attract producers from abroad, the incentive can cover up to 45% of your expenditure within the state.
MK Michael Oren, Israel’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy, has announced a three-part plan to expand the country’s production profile and entice more foreign productions to shoot on location.