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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 October 2005, 12:44 GMT 13:44 UK
Visitors focus on island's films
Filming of Island at War
Castletown Square was one of the locations visited
Visiting film and media bosses from Norway have been putting the Isle of Man's film industry in focus.

The delegation, from Rogaland, looked at the way the island has developed film-making and visited some of its studios and best locations.

They included Peel, Niarbyl, Castletown, Port Erin and Cregneash, where the film Waking Ned, starring the late Ian Bannen, was filmed.

A cultural agreement was signed between the island and Rogaland in 2002.

Manx National Heritage and Rogaland County Council agreed to co-operate in the film industry.

Jon Inge Zazzera, senior officer at the council and leader of the Norwegian party, said: "We were very impressed by what has been achieved during the last 10 years on the Isle of Man and the benefits to the economy, especially the operation of the film fund and the range of incentives.

"Our stay gave the group from Rogaland a new boost that will strengthen our efforts for a better and bigger film industry."




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