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Netflix’s Young Wallander, Based on Famous Swedish Detective Character, Started Filming in Vilnius

Netflix’s Young Wallander, Based on Famous Swedish Detective Character, Started Filming in Vilnius

Vilnius and its 1970s-built residential district of Šeškinė will double as the Swedish city of Malmö, where the protagonist, detective Kurt Wallander, lived. The producers behind the show praised Vilnius and Šeškinė for huge cinematic potential, diverse settings and landscapes, and a film-friendly environment The filming of Young Wallander, an upcoming Netflix Original series, started in Vilnius, Lithuania at the end of this August. The show is based on the best-selling books by Henning Mankell, a popular Swedish author. The Lithuanian capital is to be reimagined as the Swedish city... Continue reading

Success Of HBO’s Chernobyl Puts Vilnius In Spotlight As Prime Location For Filming In Region

Success Of HBO’s Chernobyl Puts Vilnius In Spotlight As Prime Location For Filming In Region

Tax incentive, welcoming approach by the government, and big talent pool made Vilnius an attractive filming destination The last episode of HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl aired this week, ending the bone-chilling historical drama. As of today, the show stands as the highest-rated TV series on IMDB. Contrary to the public belief, Chernobyl was not filmed only in Ukraine – the bigger part of the show was shot in Lithuania. Extensive parts of the show were shot in Vilnius, and the Lithuanian capital established itself as one of the regional leaders for... Continue reading

Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive Scheme is Now Active

Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive Scheme is Now Active

The Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) announces that the upgraded Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive scheme is now active. The incentive came into effect in January 2014 as a new policy measure to foster local and foreign film production in Lithuania. As of 2019, the incentive provides an opportunity to save up to 30% of the film’s production budget through a private investment scheme. The legislation has been renewed for the next five-year period. The tax incentive scheme is managed by the LFC and is available for the productions of feature films,... Continue reading

Meeting point – Vilnius to focus on the Baltics and challenges facing the film industry

Meeting point – Vilnius to focus on the Baltics and challenges facing the film industry

For the 10th time, film industry professionals from all over Europe will take part in the audiovisual industry event Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV), taking place April 2–4. This year’s programme will include new initiatives, such as Talents Nest and individual meetings for professionals, as well as traditional Coming Soon and private Industry screening sessions. The brand new initiative Talents Nest will take place on the first day of MPV. It aims to explore, nurture and offer industry and networking opportunities to emerging professionals from the Baltics, former Soviet and... Continue reading

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