Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 7 million in 11 high-end TV-series

Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 7 million in 11 high-end TV-series

In the first round of the pilot for high-end TV-series, 11 projects have been granted a total € 7 million in cash rebates through the Netherlands Film Production Incentive Scheme. The contributions are granted to 7 drama, 3 animation and 1 documentary series.

The existing Production Incentive scheme in the Netherlands was recently modified to include a pilot for high-end TV-series, offering 30% cash rebate on production costs spent in the Netherlands.

The maximum cash rebate contribution of € 1.5 million was awarded to Vliegende Hollanders (Flying Dutchmen), produced by Topkapi. International productions include Fox and Hare (Netherlands, Norway and Germany), an animation series by Submarine Animation, which was granted € 219,169.

All projects backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive in the first round of the pilot for high-end TV-series are:

Ceasars Women (drama) has been granted a financial contribution of € 852,323
Director: Ties Schenk
Script: Karin van der Meer, Marnie Blok, Philip Delmaar and Bram Renders
Episodes: 10 x 50 minutes
Dutch producer: Rinkel Film
Co-producers: Hubbub Media (NL), Living Stone (BE)
Broadcaster: AVROTROS
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, production designer, post production supervisor, post production sound

Commando’s
(drama) has been granted a financial contribution of € 703,410
Director: Remy van Heugten
Script: Oscar van Woensel
Episodes: 10 x 50 minutes
Dutch producer: NL Film & TV
Co-producers: Endemol Shine België (BE), Kemna & Zonen (NL)
Broadcaster: AVROTROS
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, production designer, composer, make-up and hair, 1st AD, line producer, post production supervisor

Floodland (drama) has been granted a financial contribution of € 273,628
Director: Erik de Bruyn
Script: Rik D’hiet (BE)
Episodes: 8 x 50 minutes
Dutch producer: Column Projects
Co-producer: Eyeworks Film & TV drama (BE)
Broadcasters: AVROTROS and VRT
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, editor, sound recordist on set, 1st AD, post production supervisor

Flying Dutchmen (drama) has been granted a financial contribution of € 1,500,000
Director: Joram Lürsen
Script: Winchester McFly –Thomas van der Ree
Episodes: 8 x 50 minutes
Dutch producer: Topkapi TV
Co-producer: Proton Cinema+Theatre (HU)
Broadcaster: AVROTROS
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, production designer, sound recordist on set, visual effects supervisor, 1st AD, line producer, post production supervisor

Fox and Hare
(animation) has been granted a financial contribution of € 219,169
Director: Mascha Halberstad
Script: Fiona van Heemstra
Episodes: 26 x 11 minutes
Dutch coproducer: Submarine Animation
Lead producer: Walking the Dog (BE)
Co-producer: Doghouse (LU)
Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV, Ketnet
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, production designer, lead designer, story artist, story boarder, character designer, editor, post production image

Heirs Of The Night (drama) has been granted a financial contribution of € 719,536
Director: Marco van Geffen
Script: Maria von Heland (DE)
Episodes: 13 x 25 minutes
Dutch producer: Lemming Film
Co-producers: Hamster Film (DE), Maze Pictures (DE), Maipo Film (NO)
Broadcasters: AVROTROS, NRK (NO), NDR (DE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director

Huggleboo (animation) has been granted a financial contribution of € 212,067
Director: Patrick Raats
Script: Burny Bos, Tamara Bos
Episodes: : 26 x 7minutes
Dutch producer: BosBros
Co-producers: Submarine (NL), Walking the Dog (BE)
Broadcasters: KRO-NCRV, Ketnet
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, production designer, composer

Little Criminals (youth drama) has been granted a financial contribution of € 463,970
Director: Rob Lücker
Script: Jaap-Peter Enderlé, Chris Westendorp
Episodes: 8 x 25 minutes
Dutch producer: Pupkin Film
Broadcaster: VPRO
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, production designer, costume designer, post production supervisor

Terror (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 163,922
Director: Robert Oey
Script: Robert Oey
Episodes: 6 x 45 minutes
Dutch producer: Topkapi Nonfiction
Broadcaster: NTR
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, sound recordist, sound designer, line producer, composer, production manager, post production supervisor, researcher, stock or archive researcher, post production image

Undone (animation) has been granted a financial contribution of € 1,465,959
Episodes: 8 x 22 minutes
Dutch coproducer: Submarine
Lead producer: The Tornante Company (VS)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. production designer, lead designer, story boarder, layout artist, character designer, set designer, background designer, head of animation, lead animator, compositor, VFX editor, line producer, technical director, editor, studio animation technic

Westerbork (drama) has been granted a financial contribution of € 465,230
Director: Theu Boermans
Script: Peer Wittenbols
Episodes: 4 x 50 minutes
Dutch producer: NL Film & TV
Co-producers: Cine Cri de Coeur (BE)
Broadcasters: KRO-NCRV, Canvas
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director, script, director of photography, editor, line producer, post production supervisor

Application rounds
The first upcoming application rounds in 2018 have the following submission deadlines: 5 February for film productions and 12 February for high-end TV series. 

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive offers a cash rebate on the qualifying Dutch production costs spent in the Netherlands.