British Columbia and Ireland form film partnership

Creative BC in British Columbia has formed a CA$150,000 film funding partnership with the Irish Film Board.

Creative BC in British Columbia has formed a CA$150,000 film funding partnership with the Irish Film Board.

The fund will be used to develop scripted features that will each involve producers from both British Columbia and Ireland. At least half of the money will support projects that have either a female writer or director attached.

British Columbia and Ireland form film partnership
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A pilot version of the partnership was launched last year and was used to initiate a TV drama now reportedly being developed as Gulliver’s Curse.

“We are delighted that this new partnership will facilitate the development of new voices in both Ireland and British Columbia, and will allow both regions to develop screen content that will have the capacity to reach global audiences,” said James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board.

“Driving gender parity with dedicated funding for projects with female writers or directors will also ensure that we champion diverse stories, perspectives and influencers in the international marketplace.”

Ireland is a growing European production hub and has recently hosted two Star Wars movies (pictured) and the US drama Nightflyers. The Irish Film Board – soon to be rebranded as Screen Ireland – recently secured an additional €200m in funding that will be made available over the next ten years.

British Columbia is one of Canada’s top production hubs, with generous filming incentives, world-class studios and easy access to Los Angeles.

Main page image: iStock.com/MysticEnergy. Article image: Disney/Lucasfilm

British Columbia and Ireland form film partnership
Star Wars The Last Jedi

Creative BC in British Columbia has formed a CA$150,000 film funding partnership with the Irish Film Board.

The fund will be used to develop scripted features that will each involve producers from both British Columbia and Ireland. At least half of the money will support projects that have either a female writer or director attached.

A pilot version of the partnership was launched last year and was used to initiate a TV drama now reportedly being developed as Gulliver’s Curse.

“We are delighted that this new partnership will facilitate the development of new voices in both Ireland and British Columbia, and will allow both regions to develop screen content that will have the capacity to reach global audiences,” said James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board.

“Driving gender parity with dedicated funding for projects with female writers or directors will also ensure that we champion diverse stories, perspectives and influencers in the international marketplace.”

Ireland is a growing European production hub and has recently hosted two Star Wars movies (pictured) and the US drama Nightflyers. The Irish Film Board – soon to be rebranded as Screen Ireland – recently secured an additional €200m in funding that will be made available over the next ten years.

British Columbia is one of Canada’s top production hubs, with generous filming incentives, world-class studios and easy access to Los Angeles.

Main page image: iStock.com/MysticEnergy. Article image: Disney/Lucasfilm

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