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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.

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.

How The Good Place gained access for filming in LA’s Getty Centre

How The Good Place gained access for filming in LA’s Getty Centre

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 14, 2020. Posted in On Location

NBCUniversal’s The Good Place is one of the few projects to have gained access for filming in LA's Getty Centre. The Getty, a galley and campus with gardens and views overlooking the city has only permitted filming on three occasions in its twenty-five year history, previously featuring prominently as Starfleet HQ in Star Trek into Darkness. “They were casting the Getty Center as the Good Place – what could be better?” says Julie Jaskol, Assistant Director, Media Relations at The Getty.

1917 eclipses the competition at 2020 BAFTA Film Awards

1917 eclipses the competition at 2020 BAFTA Film Awards

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 3, 2020. Posted in Awards and Festivals

1917 dominated the 2020 BAFTA Film Awards, sweeping seven of the categories. Joker entered the night with the most nominations which translated into three wins on the night. Awards season favourites including Parasite, Little Women, Jojo Rabbit and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood all found success but, despite being nominated in ten categories, The Irishman went home empty handed.

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