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Iceland opens for business

Iceland opens for business

Written by Shona Smith on May 15, 2020. Posted in General Interest

The Government of Iceland has announced that it expects to start easing restrictions on international arrivals. Modified quarantine procedures for filming in Iceland during COVID-19 have been published by the Directorate of Health and Chief Epidemiologist for Iceland.

UK National Health Service Charities Together appeal uses BFI archive footage

UK National Health Service Charities Together appeal uses BFI archive footage

Written by Shona Smith on May 6, 2020. Posted in General Interest

The Event & Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) and the British Film Institute (BFI) have collaborated on a new film to support the UK National Health Service (NHS). The short film created by EVCOM Board Member and film director Tim Langford to help raise urgent funds for the NHS Charities Together appeal features footage of healthcare and the NHS in the BFI National Archive.

Spain increases its filming incentive to 30%

Spain increases its filming incentive to 30%

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

As Spain draws closer to the end of its Covid-19 lockdown the Spanish government has increased the rate of filming incentive offered to incoming productions. The new rebate grants up to 30% on production spend and will gain interest from foreign productions who are gearing up to start shooting again.

Iceland attracts Hollywood interest as way out of production deadlock

Iceland attracts Hollywood interest as way out of production deadlock

Written by Shona Smith on May 4, 2020. Posted in General Interest

Iceland has seen decisive action on coronavirus including rigorous testing, tracking and isolating to counter the spread of the outbreak in the country. Current restrictions are being lifted in the country that makes production feasible once again, and production giants including Netflix are eyeing the country as it plans how to resume filming activity.

New dramas from World Productions receive regional support

New dramas from World Productions receive regional support

Written by Shona Smith on Jan 20, 2020. Posted in Production News

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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