Andersen European Media Summit, Madrid

Madrid, Spain | 05 Jun 2023

Chetcuti Cauchi represents Malta at European Media Summit in madrid

Andersen's European Media Summit, Madrid 

The European Media Summit is a series of private media meetings organised through the year by the Media industry group of Andersen Global. 

This June, the European Media Summit brought together over 30 European tax, legal and regulatory professionals dedicated to the media industry to coordinate and streamline ongoing services for film producers, film platforms and film commissioners on an ongoing basis. 

Amongst the guest speakers on Day 2 of this month’s European Media Summit, were the Spanish Film Commissioner, representatives of Groupo Secuoya and of Federation Film Studios who shared the perspectives of the film production industry. 

Film incentives in cross-border co-productions 

One of the take-home messages was the importance of international collaboration between film commissions worldwide but also between Andersen’s legal and tax advisors around the world as important supporting-actors to the media industry. This enables the industry to combine and take the fullest advantage of film incentives offered by multiple film locations. 

“Cross-border partnerships are key to maxing out film incentives internationally through co-production", Patricia Motilla, Parnter, Culture, Sports & Entertainment at Andersen in Spain. 

For film producers and film commissioners, updated information on national film incentives of all film locations, together with coordinated local professional advice is critical, hence the importance of Andersen’s global media industry focus. 

Malta as a film location 

In her address to the delegates, Dr Charlene Mifsud provided an overview of the key advantages of Malta as a film location. The cost effectiveness of hiring locally-available crew, the stable and moderate climate of Malta, versatile film locations as well as English being widely-spoken were some of the main attractions of Malta as a film location. However, foremost in location decisions remains Malta’s generous and efficient cash rebate system that allows for cost reductions of up to 40%. 

Chetcuti Cauchi’s Media Practice 

Chetcuti Cauchi’s Media practice is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, tax advisors, regulatory specialists and accountants with a focus on film productions Malta and co-productions beyond Malta’s borders.  The media team is lead by partner Dr Charlene Mifsud and senior associate Dr Luana Cuschieri.  

Andersen’s Global Media Practice 

The Andersen Media team at  has extensive experience in the media sector and advises numerous national and international film producers on all legal, tax and regulatory aspects of film production and co-production. 

"The formidable collaboration we have experienced with our #Media Law and Tax colleagues at Andersen Global is how we provide a seamless legal, tax and financial management service to film producers in co-productions in Malta 🇲🇹 , Spain 🇪🇸 and Latin America.” Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, Managing Partner 

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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

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+356 22056111

Dr Charlene Mifsud

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

+356 2205 6298

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