Malta markets film service industry

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

    According to a report in the India Times, Malta Film Commission director Luisa Bonelo has been promoting Malta as a location destination for Indian filmmakers. Malta saw its first Bollywood film shoot there in early 2009.

    "We value Bollywood as a film market. We would love to have lots of Bollywood shoots in Malta," Bonelo said.

    Malta is also serving as the location for The Devil's Double, a film about the man who served as a double for Sadam Hussein's son (played by Dominic Cooper). It is shooting in Malta this winter, with plans to be released in fall 2010. The film is represented by Belgium based company Corsan World Sales.