Britain and Malta strengthen production industry ties

Britain and Malta strengthen production industry ties

MoUThe British Film Commission and Malta Film Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the goal of strengthening the bond between the nation’s film industries.

The signing took place yesterday (28 June) at the Mediterrane Film Festival in Malta. 

The agreement aims encourage greater cultural, commercial and creative exchange between the UK and Malta, and to foster opportunities to support inward investment film and HETV production in both countries.

Productions to have recently filmed across both countries include Ridley Scott’s Napoleon series for Apple TV, Game of Thrones and Jurassic World: Dominion. 

Adrian Wootton, CEO of the British Film Commission and Film London, spoke to Screen at the festival, citing the communication channels between the two nations that producers in both Malta and the UK will be able to take advantage of. 

He also emphasised skill-sharing as a big part of the MoU. “We’re looking at skills exchanges, and advice on things like studio structure as well, things we’ve already done” that Malta want to emulate. Wootton went on to stress the UK’s commitment to remaining part of the European film industry landscape. 

The new MOU follows similar, established partnership agreements between the British Film Commission and Spain, Italy, Norway and Austria.

A version of this article first appeared on our sister sites, Screen and KFTV. 

Image: Adrian Wootton and Malta film commissioner Johann Grech. Credit: Mediterrane Film Festival. 


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