Pinewood Studios

Industry: Pinewood announce launch of Pinewood Productions Ireland

One of Britain’s largest and best known film studios, the Pinewood Studios Group, has announced the launch of Pinewood Productions Ireland Limited. The new addition to the group is a full service production company focusing on physical production administration, Section 481 application and packaging.

The company will service Pinewood’s International clients shooting on location in Ireland. Services range from pre-production budgeting and location scouting, through facilities rentals and talent and crew sourcing. The company plans to hire a Head of Production to service the Ireland offering.

From 1 January  2015, Ireland’s tax incentive ‘Section 481’ (Taxes Consolidation Act 1997) for film and television has been enhanced, creating a new payable tax credit programme worth up to 32% of eligible Irish expenditure, based on the cost of all cast & crew working in Ireland, regardless of nationality.

The incentive applies to feature film, TV drama (singles or series), animation (excluding computer games), & creative documentary. Projects must either pass the Cultural Test or qualify as an official co-production under one of Irelands Bilateral Co-Production Treaties or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production.

Speaking for Pinewood Studios Group, Commercial Director, Nick Smith said: [quote]We are delighted to announce this exciting new venture in Ireland. Pinewood Productions Ireland will expand Pinewood’s global offering and enhance the services we can offer our International clients.[/quote]