European and International Co Productions

So why choose the Republic of Ireland for your production?

Finance should always be the first step in the production process, so how can we help make your productions better through increased financing?

The Republic of Ireland has multiple treaties with European countries and international nations to facilitate audiovisual co operation making Ireland an easy place to do business at all levels of the production process.

We want to help with the financing of your piece.

The Irish (Section 481) tax incentive allows Square One Productions ltd to deliver 32% finance towards qualifying expenditure on film and television productions working in Ireland whether this involves shooting, post-production or both. This is the best tax incentive in Europe and not limited to Irish expenditure but crew members within the EU (we can explain in full the breakdown of what is covered and if you are filming any project it is worth chatting to Square One productions as we can outline everything)

This incentive has recently been amended and is in place until 2022. Combining the Section 481 tax break with possible support through national bodies such as the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Irish broadcasters makes Irish co-production worthwhile.

This is delivered on the first day of production and we can act as a service company and take care of all the legal and accounting issues involved to secure the tax credit.

Penny dreadful, Ripper Street, Vikings, the Tudors are some of the recent productions that have used Ireland as a base for the production of prime time TV drama benefiting from a skilled talentbase from development to post production.

Talented writers, stunning locations, experienced directors, actors and technicians, coupled with strong government support, make the Republic of Ireland an excellent choice for co-productions seeking a partner. Whatever level the production finance is at we can chat and see what funding can be raised in Ireland.

We provide the above and other services specifically tailored to the needs of each production, whether this is at the development, shooting or post-production stage. With extensive experience we are ideally placed to help our co-producers ensure their co-production with Ireland is a cost-effective, efficient and positive experience.

We offer full production and coproduction services for high end television and film. With over 10 years experience in the industry and excellent professional collaborators, we are ideally placed to offer all of the services outlined below.


Liaison with funding agencies and broadcasters

Securing of Section 481 Finance

Co-production and Finance Structure

Final Audit and Liquidation of Irish Production Company


Areas we are experts and have colleagues who can assist in scripting and research

Script writing

Script Analysis

Script Editing

Translations from Irish/Welsh/German/French/Spanish and Dutch to English and vice versa


Location Scouting and sourcing

Studio Hire, Set Design and Construction


Crew recruitment

Production Management

Visual Effects and Animation potential


Post production on its own can avail of Irish tax breaks  or as part of the overall production

Online and grading options depending on the budget size and scope

Sound mixing facilities for drama, documentary or animation

Full online post production and deliverables

We are available anytime to chat about the above options and the best route to finance in the Republic of Ireland – email to discuss how we can help you make your piece.

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