MPA welcomes inclusion of film and TV sectors in COVID-19 measures

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The Malta Productions Association (MPA), welcomes the government’s decision to include the film & television industry in the measures announced aimed at those sectors which are suffering financial losses and loss of work productivity due to the coronavirus.

Earlier this month, the Malta Producers Association expressed its disappointment that the Film & Television industry were excluded from the support measures and urged Prime Minister Robert Abela and Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli to recognise all Motion Picture, Video and Television production activities as sectors heavily hit by the coronavirus situation. The association stated that it should have been ‘naturally understood’ that the Film & TV industry would be included as part of the Creative Arts and Entertainment category.

The MPA said it “is satisfied that through this inclusion the hundreds of film and television industry crew, technicians, that work so hard behind the scenes and in front of the camera, bringing all sorts of audiovisual content and entertainment to the homes of so many people are being given a lifeline to help them get through these difficult and uncertain times.”

The association also stated that it hope that all people in all work sectors will be able to return to doing what they do best in the best way possible.

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