Tag: Malta Film Commission
The Malta Producers Association questioned why the findings of an operational review on the shortcomings of the Malta Film Commission and the wrongdoings of film commissioner Johann Grech were still being kept under wraps, more than a month after its conclusion.
On the 14th August, the Malta Film Commission announced the long overdue call for the Malta Film Fund which has been rebranded under the new name of Screen Malta.
A total of 58 local productions have benefited from funding by the Malta Film Fund since 2013, but figures tabled in Parliament also show that a third of projects approved for funding failed to materialise.
A substantial proportion of tax rebates granted to film companies by the Malta Film Commission was not being backed by any valid evidence justifying them, the Auditor-General has found.
The Malta Employers’ Association, MEA, has called on Prime Minister Robert Abela to intervene on the allegations against the Malta Film Commissioner, Johann Grech. The MEA stated that ensuring a level playing field among competitors is one of the fundamental tenets of good governance.
The Malta Producers Accociation is demanding for the resignation of the Film Commissioner Johann Grech after allegations have emerged that the Malta Film Commission has been selectively promoting certain local film production companies to international producers to the exclusion of everyone else in the industry.