A financial package being prepared by the government for the Irish film industry to be unveiled in the coming months.

Arts Minister Michael D Higgins has a wide range of plans to make Ireland an international force in film. The proposals include amendments to Section 35 of the Finance Act which will create tax incentives for those investing in film production in Ireland. Sources say that this could mean an injection of up to £200 million in the current financial year. 

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the news that the Irish Film Board is to be resurrected. 

Other plans to promote Ireland as a location for film include the establishment of a European Film College to teach all aspects of film production. 

Producer of the film 'In The Name of The Father' Arthur Lappin explains that the Irish film industry has been looking for these initiatives for some time. These provision should form the where investment in film in Ireland will secure a future for Irish people working in the industry.

Arthur Lappin is concerned that these incentives prove beneficial to Irish filmmakers in the first instance. 

Something that will secure their future and turn their dreams into celluloid.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 April 1993. The reporter is Colm Connolly.