Magazine article Screen International

Territory Focus: Ireland

Magazine article Screen International

Territory Focus: Ireland

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Browse Screen's focus on film-making in Ireland, including an overview of the industry, the Irish Film Board and the hottest upcoming movies.

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The current boom in the Irish film industry could crudely be boiled down to people and money. The top creative and business talents at work need financial support to grow; yet investing cash into less-than-stellar talents would help no-one. So it's those remarkably talented writers, directors and producers having access to smart money that has led to Ireland's film industry being arguably at its peak.

The Irish Film Board's support has kept the industry buoyant even during recent rough years when the country at large was undergoing an economic crisis.

The Section 481 tax scheme is stable and healthy, and set to become even more lucrative soon. And Ireland's producers are adept co-producers, also helped as the only English-speaking territory with access to Eurimages funding. …

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