Disney chief praises film tax relief
05 February 2006 By Ian Kehoe
http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/st...594-qqqx=1.aspDick Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, said his company was ‘‘extremely pleased’’ with the announcement and that he was confident the move would attract more Hollywood pictures into Ireland.
‘‘I’m sure this tax incentive will bring many others to the country we know and admire so much,” said Cook, who presides over Disney’s movie operations. Cook told The Sunday Business Post that Ireland had always provided Disney with ‘‘a rich lush backdrop for the many films we have shot there’’ and that the ‘‘people of Ireland had always been extremely professional and gracious’’ to Disney.
Disney has spent hundreds of millions of euro making a number of films in Ireland in recent years, including Ring of Fire, Veronica Guerin and the €75 million blockbuster King Arthur, which starred Clive Owen and Keira Knightley.