The Malta Independent 21 May 2024, Tuesday
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Tourism Minister says €28m injected into economy by film industry in last six months of 2014

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 14:34 Last update: about 10 years ago

Statistics show that during the last six months of last year, the film industry generated around €28 million in Malta’s economy as a result of nine film productions, registering an increase of 650% when compared to what was generated during the same period the previous year.

This was said by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis during the launch of new initiatives tied to the Malta Film Fund this morning.

A process is currently underway to draw up a film industry cooperation agreement between Malta and China. Dr Zammit Lewis also announced that a Chinese production is to be shot in Malta for the first time - Sonata Malta.

The minister said that since the beginning of last year, the Film Commission would have invested around €1 million in training for Maltese workers and artistes.

In this context, he said that the Malta Film Fund was being revised and the fund now had a total allocation of €250,000.

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