New dramas from World Productions receive regional support

World Productions, the production company behind Line of Duty and The Bodyguard have been commissioned for two new television dramas set in Scotland and Wales respectively. Vigil, set and filmed in Scotland is supported by Screen Scotland, while the Welsh Government will support the production of true crime mini-series The Pembrokeshire Murders. World Productions’ Creative Director and CEO Simon Heath will Executive Produce both dramas.

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BBC family adventure series The Snow Spider is first recipient of Liverpool City Region Production Fund

The Snow Spider will shoot for six weeks across Wirral, use a vacant school as a makeshift studio and carry out VFX work in Liverpool. Commissioned by the CBBC and BBC Wales series, the Leopard Pictures series is the first recipient of the Liverpool City Region Production Fund launched in April and will see the company expand their base in the city.

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The Obscure Life of the Duke of Corsica winds up filming in Malta

The production stars Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Summer of Rockets) as a cantakerous and brilliant architect who embarks on a highly unusual commission in Malta for the man who calls himself the Grand Duke of Corsica, played by Peter Stormare (Fargo, American Gods). An epidemic hits the Island during Alfreds visit, from which its inhabitants must free but Alfred remains to finish the job. 

Written and directed by Daniel Graham (Opus Zero), Camelot Films are producing. Amp International are handling sales.  

The production used the Malta Tax Credit, which provides up to 40% tax credit on eligible expenditure. Launched recently, the incentive strengthens the offering of the island which has a studio facility and locations featured in features such as Papillon, videogame Assassin’s Creed and Agora.

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