As the United Kingdom is still reeling from the vote this week to exit the European Union (aka. Brexit), many questions remain about the logistics of the announcement and how it will impact film and TV production in Blighty in coming months and years.
HBO’s big-budget fantasy feature “Game of Thrones” makes extensive use of locations in Ireland and so fans have been concerned about how this will impact production of the seventh season which begins filming shortly. The show’s producers have issued the statement: “We do not anticipate that the result of the EU Referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing ‘Game of Thrones.”
It’s expected some productions could be harmed because of disappearing tax breaks or subsidies, but those tied to the series indicate that the show hasn’t required support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDC) for the past few seasons.
The passing of ‘Brexit’ led to a crash in the British pound of 7.4% overnight and has lead to concern that the change will make it harder to move talent and equipment in and out of Britain.