MALTA: Malta will receive 500,000 EUR for help in creating a skilled film industry, with EU funds awarded to the Malta Film Commission (www.mfc.com.mt), which announced the news.
The funds will be used in a training programme being launched by the Malta Film Commission in early 2013. The programme will focus on the skills required for film and TV crews.
Minister of Finance, Economy and Investment Tonio Fenech said: "As competition increases in the television and film industries, Malta must remain desirable to foreign film producers. Investing in the creation of a skilled labour force can provide quality assurance to international productions, thus maintaining and increasing Malta's competitive edge."