Rinella Film Facilities is to get a new and improved look with maintenance work that will improve the infrastructure of its facilities. Interviewed by TVM, Films Commissioner Johann Grech said the fiscal incentives announced in the Budget should attract more films and productions to Malta.
During a visit to Rinella, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said an analysis of incentives throughout European countries that offer film facilities was carried out. This then lead the Government to increase Malta’s incentives to enable it to be more competitive in the industry.
Johann Grech said it has been a good year for the industry while he is involved in discussions that may attract more productions to Malta in the coming months.
Grech said that over the last three years the film industry has economically yielded over €200 million, an industry that involves everybody, not only film crews and those working on sets but also hotels, restaurants, taxis, electricians, tailors, carpenters – all are involved in the industry and this has encouraged the Government to strengthen the country’s film industry.
Minister Konrad Mizzi said the Government is committed to strengthen its investment in the industry as well as in improving the infrastructure surrounding the Rinella area. In this connection Minister Ian Borg said these works will include new tarmac on roads on an investment of €0.5 million.