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Travel corridors and quarantine exemptions to help restart international filming

Travel corridors and quarantine exemptions to help restart international filming

Written by Shona Smith on Jul 8, 2020. Posted in General Interest

International production hubs are included on the list of quarantine exempt countries. From July 10, visitors and UK residents arriving in England from these countries will not have to self-isolate. Although the US is not included on the list, essential cast and crew have been exempted from quarantine in order to allow incoming productions based in the UK to get cameras rolling again.

UK Government pledge GBP1.5 billion to arts sector

UK Government pledge GBP1.5 billion to arts sector

Written by Shona Smith on Jul 7, 2020. Posted in General Interest

Independent cinema, theatres, music venues, museums and other cultural organisations in England will be supported by a GBP1.15 billion package. The emergency rescue package will help cultural and heritage organisations stay afloat while doors are closed. The funding will support freelancers working in these sectors as paused projects will be able to restart.

Steve McQueen project Occupied City and Donald Glover comedy Atlanta to film in the Netherlands

Steve McQueen project Occupied City and Donald Glover comedy Atlanta to film in the Netherlands

Written by Shona Smith on Jul 6, 2020. Posted in Incentive News

The latest round of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive 2020 has granted nineteen productions a total of EUR8.2 million. US Comedy series Atlanta has been supported with a EUR555,446 contribution. Steve McQueen documentary Occupied City, about Amsterdam under Nazi occupation during World War II has been granted a financial contribution of EUR1,375,323.

Set on the wild South Island, Period drama The Luminaries shot entirely in  New Zealand

Set on the wild South Island, Period drama The Luminaries shot entirely in New Zealand

Written by Shona Smith on Jul 6, 2020. Posted in On Location

Currently airing on the BBC, The Luminaries is the largest ever New Zealand TV series based on a local story that has ever been made in the country. Producer Lisa Chatfield says the BBC, TVNZ and Freemantle were "committed to ensuring that the series has the integrity and authenticity of the book - a story by a New Zealander, about New Zealand and made in New Zealand". Southern Light Films shot and produced the series in partnership with Working Title Television for the BBC.

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