The Irish Film Industry
Ireland continues to attract its fair share of inward investment in films, The Vikings alone attracted a €32 million investment, with the entire audio visual industry worth €500,000 million in year 2015. Brooklyn was partly filmed in Ireland and based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, it was nominated for three Oscars last year. The next Star Wars release has been filmed on the Kerry island of Skellig Michael and in Malin Head in Donegal. Game of Thrones, shot in Northern Ireland, has won more Emmys than any other TV programme in history, and The Fall was set in Belfast.
The spin off industry surrounding Film production creates thousands of jobs in Ireland. The audio-visual content production sector, which includes TV and online output, as well as cinema – employs more than 6,000 people in the Republic, engaging 560 businesses and generating turnover of over €550m annually. The film industry brings with it investment in infrastructure and a demand for skilled professionals, in all areas.
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