Today it was announced that HBO have agreed to film the series Game of Thrones in Ulster. The company is the premier producer of television drama and this will raise the profile of Northern Ireland as a film location.
Back in November 2009 I visited the set during production of the pilot episode at Castle Ward and Northern Ireland is well placed to secure more film production in the future. It is competitive in termso f cost and has a wide range of natural locations as well as the Paint Hall facility in Titanic Quarter.
Producer Mark Huffam was born in Ulster and his CV includes production credits on films such as Saving Private Ryan. He was also the producer of the Abba-themed musical Mamma Mia!