SMALL COUNTRY, BIG AMBITIONS

Undercover. Professor T. Salamander. For a tiny country, Belgium packs a punch when it comes to producing local drama that travels. Elly Vervloet, International Drama Executive at Flemish pubcaster VRT, talks to ConnectED about drama development and how she’s looking specifically for opportunities to coproduce high-end drama for the channel’s Sunday evening slot.

 

Elly Vervloet, International Drama Executive, VRT, Belgium

QUICK FACTS:

  • Belgium has a population of 11 million
  • 40% speak French as their native language
  • 60% speak Dutch (Flemish)
  • Less than 1% speak German.

DON’T LET IT BE TAXING

Tax Shelter – This scheme offers tax benefits to Belgian companies or enterprises investing in audiovisual productions – short and feature films, TV docs and drama.

For more information about Economic Funds visit the Belgium Film website.

Cultural communities in Belgium. Source: Belgium Film