Published on Friday9thFebruary2018
Minister Madigan announces the start of production of Nightflyers
Culture Minister Josepha Madigan today launched the the start of the production of Nightflyers in Troy Studios Limerick at an event in the Merrion Hotel hosted by Kim Harris, General Counsel at NBC Universal.
The Nightflyers series, is based on George R.R. Martin’s 1987 Novella and is being produced by NBC Universal & Universal Cable Productions, alongside Wild Atlantic Pictures with Irish producers Macdara Kelleher and Eoin Egan.
Speaking at the launch Minister Madigan said:
For this fledgling studio - which opens its doors to an international production for the first time - it is great cause for celebration. I wish to congratulate all in Limerick who had the vision to transform the old Dell factory into what is now a major asset for Ireland’s Creative industries.
This project chimes with so much of what this Government is aiming to do:
- - Bring investment to the regions in line with the Action Plan for Jobs;
- - Bring creativity to the centre of everything we do as set out in the Creative Ireland Programme;
- - Bring top quality jobs and training to a whole new generation in Limerick to ensure that Limerick becomes a major centre of film and TV Drama for years to come.
Up to 500 people will be employed during its filming at the state of the art Troy Studios. In turn it is estimated that as much as a €70 million knock on effect into the local Limerick economy.
The Irish Film Board (IFB) has granted production funding to Nightflyers , while its training arm, Screen Training Ireland, has also collaborated with Troy Studios and Nightflyers to develop work-based learning initiatives for new entrants, alongside shadowing and mentoring opportunities for more experienced industry practitioners. Since the Troy Studios Open Day in late 2016, Screen Training Ireland has delivered training in areas such as Construction, Set Build, Introduction to the Production Office, Drafting and a P.A. Boot camp.