Malta TV Head Resigns

VALLETTA: The chairman of Malta's state broadcaster Public Broadcasting Service, Joseph Mizzi, has resigned. He handed in a letter of resignation earlier this week.

Brad Pitt Film Begins Casting in Malta

Malta Today reports that locals are currently being hired as extras on a film to star Brad Pitt. The film, produced by Pitt's Plan B company, will begin shooting in…

TV Malta Maintains Market Lead

A new report from the Malta Broadcasting Authority ( covering TV viewing habits in Malta in 2010 shows that domestic channel TVM has maintained its position as the leading channel…

Malta Names New Film Commissioner

Peter Busuttil has been appointed to the position of Film Commisioner at the Malta Film Commission ( The appointment was made by the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment.

Malta Film Commissioner Resigns

The Malta Film Commissioner, Luisa Bonello, resigned for personal reasons, after four years in the post. She was replaced by Anthony Sammut, who will serve as acting Film Commissioner.

Foreign Films Head to Malta

Malta is hosting a full slate of European film productions in 2011, beginning with the latest French film from the Asterix and Obelix series, God Save Britannia. Also heading for…

Malta Sets June Switch to Digital TV

The island nation of Malta has announced the switch from analogue to digital TV broadcast effective as of 1 June 2011.

Malta Considers Stricter Film Permit Conditions

Following damage to an environmentally sensitive zone during a film production shoot, Malta is considering stricter conditions for filming permits based upon the historical and ecological nature of the sites…

Malta Plans Audiovisual Training Initiative

The Malta Film Commission and the government's Cultural and Audiovisual Unit are offering a training initiative for the audiovisual sector in early 2011.

Malta Expected to Fine Production Company

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) is preparing to seize a 15,000 euro bank guarantee for damages to property incurred by Fire & Blood Productions during filming of the…

Sindbad series to shoot in Malta

Sky 1 has commissioned the costume drama Sindbad from Impossible Pictures, to start shooting in Malta in February. The ambitious project is part of American Sky 1's ( multi-million dollar…

HBO series films in Malta

HBO Entertainment series Game of Thrones, which began principal photography on July 26, is filming in Malta as its secondary location. The series is being locally produced with assistance from…

Malta film services industry grows

Malta saw a significant increase in foreign film production on the island nation, with 14 productions shooting there in 2009.

Malta markets film service industry

Malta is building on the wave of western films shot in the island nation in recent years to attract productions from farther afield.

Malta hosts TV productions

Two international TV productions are currently in Malta for filming: the popular, long-running TV series Rex and the US mini-series Moby Dick.

Miniseries heads to Malta

A miniseries based on the classic Moby Dick is due to begin filming in Malta within the month.

Malta station sees drop in market share

Malta TV channel Net TV saw audience share drop by nearly half in the second quarter of of 2009.

Production concept premieres in Malta

Watermelon Media of Malta is piloting a new concept for the international game show Divided.

Isle of MTV raises Malta profile

The Isle of MTV, one of Malta's biggest platforms on the international stage, expects to attract 50,000 people to the event underway through July 8.

News programme receives hefty state funding

A low budget daily programme on Malta's Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) received 68% of the station's Public Service Obligation (PSO) funding through September 2008.