Hollywood loves Czechia
The Czech Republic has been, and is, a go-to place for Hollywood (movies from Amadeus to Keira Knightley starring in The Aftermath and Taika Waititi’s World War II dramedy Jojo Rabbit) along with top-drawer films (Hellboy, Spider Man: Far From Home). The Prague Film Fund is the biggest, but you can find comparable awarding bodies from the city of Brno, in Zlin and in Jesenik due to their areas.
They’re hauled, in part, from the nation’s incentive strategy, which unites a 20 percent cash rebate on neighborhood spend using a 66 percent lien on withholding tax paid from the Czech Republic from the global cast and crew — a significant attraction for top-end series and characteristics. There’s not any rebate limit per project, although Attributes have to devote a minimum of $650,000 from the area to be eligible.
Minority Czech co-productions can also apply to the Czech Film Fund for grants up to $1.68 million, together with 50 percent of their award to be spent Czech services, cast and crew. Several regions have grant schemes and their own financing.
The area boasts the winning formulation of, since Czech Film Commission mind Pavlina Zipkova puts it, a”mix of incentives, quality services, professional crews, modern infrastructure, and rich locations.” Add to this over a century of heritage that is cinematic, and the Czech package is tough to resist.
The capital city of Prague is now something of a hub for global television productions, together with the likes of Amazon Prime Collection Carnival Row, History Channel’s Knightfall, Netflix’s Haunted and ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier shooting around town. Series production accounted for approximately 65 percent of productions in 2018, together with TV show crews.