Archive for September 19th, 2008

Lucky 13

19th September 2008

The Irish Film Board reports that thirteen new film projects, with a combined overall budget of over €42 million, have gone into production in Ireland this year.

James Morris IFB Chair said “The encouraging level and quality of film production in Ireland this year is the result of intense marketing and negotiation by a growing band of internationally experienced Irish producers supported by the Irish Film Board and backed up by a consistent and focused government policy of support for the Irish film industry.”

“In terms of maintaining growth into the future, the industry is experiencing the same intense competitive pressures as every other sector of the economy. The IFB is committed to pursuing every avenue to ensure that the momentum created by investment in prior years is not set back in the short term, so that the film industry can make a meaningful contribution to restoring growth to the economy” Morris continued.