Screen Producers Ireland welcomes the announcement today (14th May 2015) by Pinewood Studios of the launch of Pinewood Productions Ireland.
Pinewood Studios is one of the leading providers of studio and related services to the worldwide film and television industries. Synonymous with world class international productions, Pinewood has been home to some of the most successful feature films and TV shows ever made.
SPI CEO Barbara Galavan said “It is a welcome development for the Irish film and television industry that Pinewood have chosen to add Ireland to their international portfolio of locations. We believe this initiative by a major international studio facility to establish a footprint in Ireland is testament to the professional production industry and creative talent pool that is available here. It will enhance the level of production activity and provide valuable employment. In time we hope they will also be able to add much needed studio space to their Irish offering.”
She added “The Irish Government are to be commended for enhancing Ireland’s film and television tax incentive, Section 481 last year. This was clearly a factor in Pinewood’s decision to launch Pinewood Productions Ireland. “