Ireland boosts and expands its filming incentive

Ireland has increased the fund for its filming incentive support programme and introduced an uplift to encourage production outside capital Dublin.

 

Ireland has increased the fund for its filming incentive support programme and introduced an uplift to encourage production outside capital Dublin.

Screen Ireland (formerly the Irish Film Board) has received a €2m funding increase for the filming incentive, known as Section 481, representing a 14% boost and bringing the overall fund to just over €16.2m for 2019.

Ireland boosts and expands its filming incentive
Nightflyers

The programme has also been extended through to 2024 and a 5% regional uplift has been introduced.

“2018 has been an incredibly successful year to date, with Ireland welcoming a large number of major international productions to our shores,” said Dr Annie Doona, chair of Screen Ireland.

“Consistent government support for Section 481 is imperative to enable Screen Ireland to promote Ireland as an attractive international destination for film and TV production.

“The regional uplift to Section 481 of 5% will also provide an additional incentive to increase Irish and international production activity from Cork to Limerick, from Galway to Donegal, developing jobs and investment across the regions.”

Efforts to expand Ireland’s production industry outside Dublin have been spearheaded by the opening of Troy Studios near Limerick, which offers three sound stages - with a fourth scheduled for completion next year - and has already hosted the TV series Nightflyers (pictured).

Other major international productions to have shot in Ireland so far this year have included Into the Badlands, Quantico and the long-running drama Vikings.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Main page image: iStock.com/Sebastian Kaczorowski. Article image: Syfy

Ireland boosts and expands its filming incentive
Nightflyers

Ireland has increased the fund for its filming incentive support programme and introduced an uplift to encourage production outside capital Dublin.

Screen Ireland (formerly the Irish Film Board) has received a €2m funding increase for the filming incentive, known as Section 481, representing a 14% boost and bringing the overall fund to just over €16.2m for 2019.

The programme has also been extended through to 2024 and a 5% regional uplift has been introduced.

“2018 has been an incredibly successful year to date, with Ireland welcoming a large number of major international productions to our shores,” said Dr Annie Doona, chair of Screen Ireland.

“Consistent government support for Section 481 is imperative to enable Screen Ireland to promote Ireland as an attractive international destination for film and TV production.

“The regional uplift to Section 481 of 5% will also provide an additional incentive to increase Irish and international production activity from Cork to Limerick, from Galway to Donegal, developing jobs and investment across the regions.”

Efforts to expand Ireland’s production industry outside Dublin have been spearheaded by the opening of Troy Studios near Limerick, which offers three sound stages - with a fourth scheduled for completion next year - and has already hosted the TV series Nightflyers (pictured).

Other major international productions to have shot in Ireland so far this year have included Into the Badlands, Quantico and the long-running drama Vikings.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Main page image: iStock.com/Sebastian Kaczorowski. Article image: Syfy

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