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New film to make at least one million pounds for economy

Tue, 25 Sep 2012

One of the main filming locations is Castletown
One of the main filming locations is Castletown

The first film being produced as part of government’s deal with Pinewood Studios could raise a million pounds for the local economy.

Filming on the period drama Belle started yesterday (Monday) in Castletown.

It’s being directed by BAFTA award winner Amma Asante and produced by Damian Jones and features some well known British actors.

Filming will take around three weeks with the forecasted million pounds being raised through money spent by the cast and crew.

Laurence Skelly, who has political responsibility for Isle of Man Film, says the Island needs it to be a success:

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