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Home News & Events FILM INDUSTRY NEWS: Tom Hanks in Malta to shoot film Captain Philips

FILM INDUSTRY NEWS: Tom Hanks in Malta to shoot film Captain Philips

Sunday, 13 May 2012 12:09

Renowned Hollywood film actor Tom Hanks is in Malta for the shooting of Captain Philips which film is based on a true story of a certain Captain Philips of Maersk line container vessel, who offered himself to the Somali pirates in April 2009 as guarantee for the ransom requested to be able to safeguard the rest of his crew. Captain Philips was rescued three days later by the Navy SEALS in a raid that left three captives dead and one captured. Tom Hanks is playing the title role of Captain Philips.

Catherine Keener is also acting in the film which is directed by Paul Greengrass.

Malta hailed as “the Hollywood of the Mediterranean”, has had a success story in the film industry throughout the years with so many international Oscar awarded actors and actresses taking part in all popular films such as Troy, Gladiator, Munich and War Zone Z. Indeed, the Maltese economy benefited from more than € 105 million as a result of the film industry over the past 4 years with some 65 productions from epic films to television series, to documentaries, making use of Malta's rich and historical scenario which is deemed truly unique, making Malta a natural choice for the film industry.

The tax incentives available for film producers include a 22 % tax rebate on expenses incurred whilst filming in Malta.

Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates can assist with all necessary legal and fiscal arrangements for film productions in Malta.