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Lithuanian tax incentives for film production successfully raised to 30%

Lithuanian tax incentives for film production successfully raised to 30%

Lithuanian parliament has approved a boost to the country’s film production tax incentive, increasing it from 20% to 30%. The new level will take effect from January 1, 2019 and the legislation has been renewed for the next five-year period. Country‘s filming profile has been rising in recent years, with high-profile, big-budget. dramas. Lithuania has hosted numerous major international productions in recent years, including HBO‘s Chernobyl, BBC‘s War and Peace, Netflix’s Tokyo Trial and many more. During the first 4 year period until 2018, Lithuania received €24.4 million worth of... Continue reading

Helen Mirren returns to Lithuania as formidable Russian Empress in Sky and HBO’s Catherine the Great

Helen Mirren returns to Lithuania as formidable Russian Empress in Sky and HBO’s Catherine the Great

Lithuania has become a stage set for Sky and HBO’s original British drama Catherine the Great. Set against the lavish backdrop of the politically ruthless 18th century Russian court, this four-part epic starring Helen Mirren will chart the latter years of Catherine’s 34-year reign. The series is also being shot in Latvia and Russia. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with HBO and Sky in creating a truly historic setting reminiscent of Catherine the Great’s reign. It is also a very great pleasure to welcome Dame Mirren back to Vilnius... Continue reading

SOFA – School of Film Agents launches pilot workshop in Vilnius, focusing on public-private project financing and investment

SOFA – School of Film Agents launches pilot workshop in Vilnius,  focusing on public-private project financing and investment

In addition to its existing workshops in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Warsaw (Poland), SOFA – School of Film Agents is launching a third workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Between 11 and 15 September 2018, selected SOFA alumni will get the chance to present their projects in front of experienced private investors and representatives of European public film funds. With this new workshop, SOFA offers its participants and their cultural projects direct access to potential financing partners from the public and private sector. SOFA – School of Film Agents offers training for up-and-coming... Continue reading

Sen Sebastian Film Festival: The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum dedicates its Focus on to the Baltic States

Sen Sebastian Film Festival: The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum dedicates its Focus on to the Baltic States

A delegation of fifteen producers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will come to San Sebastian to discover the Festival first hand, participate in the Co-Production Forum and in the other Industry activities. Since 2014, the Industry Department has been organising the Focus on, an industry initiative under which a group of professionals from a country, region or territory attend the San Sebastian Festival to expand their network of professional contacts and participate in the Industry activities. In 2014, in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and coinciding with the III Europe-Latin America... Continue reading

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