Captain Phillips Scouts Malta

{mosimage}Peter Busuttil, head of the Malta Film Commission, said that Malta is in discussions to bring Captain Phillips to Malta for location filming.

Malta Unveils New Film Equipment Company

{mosimage}With 65 productions spending 105 euros in Malta in the last four years, Malta is promoting the recent launch of the country's first film service equipment company.

Malta Revises Censorship Laws

Proposed amendments will alter Malta's film age guidelines with the creation of a Film Age Classification board.

Malta Pursues Unpaid License Fees

The Maltese government is threatening to take legal action against households that have not paid TV license fees, local media reports.

Malta to End TV Licenses

Malta will put an end to TV license fees in 2012.

Malta Set to End Analogue Transmission

Malta is on schedule to cease analogue TV transmission on 31 October 2011, with only digital TV transmissions available beginning 1 November.

Foreign productions boost Malta economy

MALTA: The 13 part TV series Sinbad the Sailor produced by UK based Impossible Pictures for SKY TV will pump over 8 m euros into the Malta economy according to…

Record Month for Malta Film Industry

VALLETTA: June 2011 is going down as a record-breaking month for Malta's film service industry, with at least five films and TV productions planning to shoot in the island nation.

Malta Film Fund Launched

The government of Malta has officially launched the new Malta Film Fund, with €233,000 to develop and produce feature, documentary, and short films.

Films Fuel Malta's Legal Sector

VALETTA: A surge in film production since Malta's accession to the European Union seven years ago, and the introduction of film incentives in 2007, is fueling growth in Malta's legal…

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…