Articles & Notes — September 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Norwegian, German productions join international TV projects shooting in Czech republic

czech-republic-flagGermany’s SAT 1 and Norwegian TV are scheduled to join a busy line-up of TV films and series filming on locations in the Czech Republic, FNE reported.

At the end of September 2013, Die Hebamme, a historical TV film for the German TV station SAT 1 starts production. The shoot will last until the end of November.

Another TV series in preproduction titled The Heavy Water War comes from Norway and its plot looks back to World War II. The two-month shoot will start at the end of October with Sirena Film.

Stillking Films continues with the second season of the coproduction series Crossing Lines, following a special crime unit that hunts down criminals across Europe. The first season was shot last year on Czech locations that doubled for  Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Italy, and the Netherlands.

The BBC Worldwide TV mini-series The Musketeers, another adaptation of a novel by Alexander Dumas, started production in spring and will wrap on 8 October 2013. The Czech side is handled by Czech Anglo Production and most of the crew of 200 has been hired locally. The Musketeers has spent almost 11 million EUR in the Czech Republic, nearly half of the total budget of the whole project.

Prague´ Barrandov Studios is hosting the third season of the European co-production historical series Borgia produced by Atlantique Production, Etic Films, Beta Films GMBH and Film United on the Czech side. The shoot including several exterior locations in the Czech Republic will continue for three months with spending of some 7.8 million EUR.

The Czech Film Commission said that all the mentioned projects are receiving the tax incentives from the Czech State Fund for Cinematography.

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