The Dovekeepers latest production to choose Malta
CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers is the latest high-profile production to shoot in Malta, starring Cote de Pablo (pictured), Diego Boneta and Rachel Brosnahan.
The 4 x 60 series is an adaptation of the historical novel by Alice Hoffman about the interweaving lives of four women during the siege of Masada in 70 AD, when 900 Jews were forced out of their homes by the Romans and then holed up in a fortress at Masada in the Judean desert.
The series comes from faith-leaning production shingle LightWorkers Media and the banner’s husband and wife founders Mark Burnett and Roma Downey – the pair executive produce – and CBS Television Studios.
The series is the latest production to head to the southern European island. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are currently working on By the Sea, which Jolie directs from her own screenplay; Pitt joins her as producer on the project.
Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton are also filming on the island, as Clavius, a 1st century thriller which puts a twist on the story of Jesus continues production.
Financial incentives for shooting in Malta are in the form of a cash rebate of up to 27% given to qualifying productions on their eligible EU expenditure incurred in Malta.
In April 2014, along with an increased cash rebate of up to 27%, it was announced that the rebate also includes post-production as an eligible cost (€150k cap per project), and extends to international TV series and transmedia.