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Upcoming Hollywood blockbuster to be shot in Mauritius

 

As previously communicated to our readers in a past edition of our newsletter, the Government of Mauritius, through its investment promotion agency – the Board of Investment (BOI), is actively promoting the island as an attractive filming destination to international filmmakers. 

 

Several initiatives including the Film Rebate Scheme (FRS) have been implemented by the BOI and some very positive results have already emanated therefrom.

 

In fact, Steven Knight’s upcoming star-studded movie, Serenity, featuring Uma Thurman, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as the lead cast, will be shot in Mauritius as from mid-July and is expected to be wrapped up by the end of August 2017.  This is a grand premiere for Mauritius as it is the first time that a Hollywood movie is being shot entirely in Mauritius.

 

The choice of Mauritius as the filming destination for Serenity was largely influenced by its attractive FRS which is available to both local and international film producers.  Under the FRS, film production companies are entitled to benefit from a rebate of up to 40% of the Qualifying Production Expenditures incurred in Mauritius.  In Serenity’s case, producers will be eligible for a refund of circa. USD 7 million.

 

For more information about the Film Rebate Scheme, please liaise with your usual contact person at ITL or write to us on info@intercontinentaltrust.com

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